Marketplace for Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
At a conference for programmers of applications for the social-networking website Facebook, the excitement seems eerily similar to a period about 10 years ago.
Posted In: Retail
Fly-by-night costume shops land in empty storefronts about this time every year. They hawk their hats and their brooms. And by the time November rolls around they've disappeared. Caitlan Carroll reports the amount of cash they take with them is almost frightening.
At the World Series, advertisers aren't the only ones getting more savvy at making their products friendly to consumers. Commentator Glenn Rifkin says, just like Chevy, the Boston Red Sox have been polishing up their brand.
Many towns and cities in the Southeast, including Atlanta, are months away from completely running out of water. Sam Eaton reports the economic fallout is only beginning.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street
Despite Countrywide's $1.2 billion loss in the 3rd quarter, its CEO says the black ink is about to start flowing again. That word sent its shares soaring. Steve Tripoli reports on whether people bidding up those shares are drinking more than their share of the Kool-Aid.