Marketplace PM for August 25, 2006

Episode Description 

Reservations required . . . about the economy

You might have noticed it's been a whole lot easier getting a table at a chain restaurant this summer. Rachel Dornhelm reports the slump reveals more unappetizing news about the general economy.
Posted In: Economy

Iran sanctions threat faces tough going

Russia is refusing to go along with a United Nations resolution that threatens sanctions if Iran doesn't stop its nuclear enrichment program. And that forces the US into a delicate dance. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Why do you think they call it a Crackberry?

Two new studies suggest employees are spending way too much time tethered to the office by those mobile e-mail phones. Could it be addiction? Janet Babin reports.

Change in motion at Ford

Kai Ryssdal talks with The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the continuing changes and reports of impending deals at struggling Ford Motor Co.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

When lawmakers leave, stocks rise

Commentator Amity Shlaes has a winning investment strategy — wait until Congress takes a break.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Panning for a little safe haven

Alaska has been enjoying a mini gold rush this summer. Increased interest in the precious metal has people wading into streams with pan in hand. From Juneau, Weld Royal reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A British invasion of American TV

More and more of the TV shows Americans like were originally made in the UK. From London, Stephen Beard reports on how British and American TV have been trading places.
Posted In: Canada

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