Marketplace for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007
Posted In: Books
Since early 1996, Dan Lyons has been maintaining a blog with the name Fake Steve Jobs. He was unmasked as the author this past summer, wrapping up a tech-world whodunit. Now he's got a book out as Fake Steve called "Options." He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
After years of resistance from the public, the nuclear industry is attempting a comeback. It has already won $12 billion in taxpayer subsidies and is pushing for even more. Sarah Gardner reports.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has declared war on the special privileges enjoyed by certain workers. Among others, he's promised to take an ax to the protectionist rules enjoyed by taxi drivers. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment
For years, consumer advocates have been petitioning the FCC to strike down a rule that lets cable providers sign exclusive contracts with apartment buildings. A report says they will soon get what they wanted -- and telephone companies couldn't be happier.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal reportedly will be leaving the investment house following its announcement last week of $8 billion in subprime write-downs. Steve Henn reports O'Neal would be the highest profile casualty of the subprime mortgage debacle.