Marketplace for Monday, October 15, 2007

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Halloween's getting too tricked out

The National Retail Federation estimates that we'll spend more than $5 billion this year on candy, costumes, decorations, and other assorted paraphernalia for Halloween. Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says she finds the whole experience ghoulish.
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China's economy speaks for itself

In Beijing the Communist Party Congress has begun. Delegates heard a two-and-a-half hour opening speech from President Hu Jintao, in which he talked lots of politics, but not much economics. Marketplace's Scott Tong talked with Kai Ryssdal from Shanghai to right that wrong.
Posted In: Science
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Doctors let drug maker in on their talks

Various groups have created their own special networking sites online. One that's popular with thousands of physicians is called Sermo. Today the site decided to let the drug maker Pfizer in on the conversation. And that's causing some indigestion. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Health, Science
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Nobel winners are right on the market

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics announced today goes to three American economists whose work fits right in with what's been happening in the markets. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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A rainy-day fund for liquidity squeeze?

The nation's biggest banks have been chatting amongst themselves about how to make sure the liquidity squeeze doesn't get worse. They've decided it's time to put up or shut up -- and Treasury is involved. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Economy
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Fishing trips put Washington on the hook

Over the past 20 years Alaskan oil entrepreneur Bill Allen and people who work for him gave more than $1 million to candidates running for Congress. But his connections gave him another way to gain influence in Washington -- fishing. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

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