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Marketplace for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007

Episode Description 

Fake Steve Jobs has real 'Options'

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.
Posted In: Books

Nuclear power industry gets recharged

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.

Reforms have Paris cabbies driving mad

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.

Banks find a subprime silver lining

Commentator Tyler Cowen says American banks have managed to protect themselves from the subprime crisis even better than you might have imagined.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Another rate cut coming from the Fed?

The Federal Reserve meets Tuesday to consider short-term interest rates. Six weeks ago Ben Bernanke and the gang obliged Wall Street with a half-point cut. John Dimsdale reports investors have their party hats ready once again.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

For rent: Apt. w/ choice of TV service

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: Entertainment

O'Neal may be out on subprime results

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.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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