Marketplace for Friday, Nov. 2, 2007

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Video games are now history

Video-game pioneers are teaming up with the University of Texas to create a new archive that's preserving the origins of their industry. David Martin Davies reports.
Posted In: Education

Higher taxes won't save Social Security

Democratic presidential candidates are calling for a tax increase to fund Social Security for retiring baby-boomers. But commentator Glenn Hubbard argues that proposal doesn't get to the heart of the problem.
Posted In: Retirement

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Tess Vigeland about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Traders take a beating, for a good cause

At the same time some investment banks are taking a pounding from the credit crunch, Wall Street traders come together to dish out and take some more lumps for a boxing charity event. Amy Scott was ringside.
Posted In: Sports, Wall Street

U.S. offers Turkey help with Kurd rebels

The United States has promised to help Turkey stop Kurdish PKK guerrillas from operating in Northern Iraq. The PKK has killed dozens of Turkish military personnel across the border. Tess Vigeland talked with L.A. Times reporter Borzou Daragahi about attempts to defuse the situation.

Oil-producing nations face dollar's drop

Thousands of construction workers in Dubai went on strike this week. One of their complaints is that they're paid in U.S. dollars. The falling dollar is putting a lot of pressure on Gulf countries to de-link their currencies from the greenback. John Dimsdale reports.

Investors lose confidence in banks

Bank stocks got hammered for a second straight day today. Most are at 12-month lows and some are sinking even deeper. It's all about the subprime mess. But while investors are spooked, some analysts say the sector is doing just fine. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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