Marketplace PM for December 1, 2006

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Private equity eyeing Home Depot?

A couple of private equity firms are said to be looking to take Home Depot off the market. CEO Bob Nardelli denies a deal's in the works, but its shares rose as investors bought into the rumor. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Personal info on file — in the dumpster

The nation's largest drugstore chains say they're working to improve patient privacy after an investigative reporter easily found sensitive information about their customers.
Posted In: Health

Enron's historic crash

This week in 2001, one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history was launched. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to the energy giant's precipitous fall.
Posted In: Wall Street

Investing in a post-Fidel Cuba

Some Cuban exiles in Miami are banking that once Fidel Castro dies, there will be business to do. Dan Grech reports.

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Answering the ring with a beep

Despite all the warnings, people's cell phones continue to be a distraction to moviegoers. So one theater chain is taking new steps to combat the problem. Jane Lindholm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Courts set rules on electronic documents

New rules about the archiving and retrieval of e-mails and other electronic correspondence went into effect in federal courts today. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime

Abe Lincoln, early adopter

Historian Tom Wheeler talks with host Kai Ryssdal about how President Lincoln adapted to the telegraph to speed communications, and quickly came to understand the medium's limitations.
Posted In: Books, Washington

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