Marketplace PM for April 21, 2005

Episode Description 

Wall Street goes binary

Will the NYSE's merger with an electronic-trading company mean the end of the iconic pictures of traders screaming and yelling at each other? Marketplace's Bob Moon reports on why the move is being made.

The <i>new</i> exchange and the individual investor

Host David Brown talks to <i>Money Magazine's</i> Jason Zweig about what the changes will mean for the everyday investor.

The meeting of 1366

Down on Wall Street, members of the stock exchange will meet and discuss the merger. These are the so-called seat holders -- all 1,366 of them -- that include many of Wall Street's largest firms as well as small family-owned businesses that have worked at the NYSE for generations. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

The "Trucking Index"

Does the trucking industry provide a heads-up view on the economy that even leading economic indicators don't? Marketplace's business editor Cheryl Glaser goes for a ride.

Cuban Exodus: 25 years later

A whole generation of Cuban Americans came to the U.S. in 1980. Twenty-five years later, how do they fit into the economic landscape? From the Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

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