Marketplace PM for December 12, 2005
They're rampant this time of year: 'Best Of' or 'Top Ten' lists to help us choose from the vast array of stuff out there. But how much do they actually affect what people choose to buy? Ashley Milne-Tyte investigated.
The Wall Street Journal doesn't put photos on its front page; instead, it uses sketches known as "hedcuts." Now the Smithsonian has a special exhibit on hedcuts, and host Kai Ryssdal spoke to curator Anne Goodyear about it.
How far does a public radio salary go in India? It turns out, pretty far. Miranda Kennedy reports on her relative high-wealth status.
Reports out today suggest that oil giant ConocoPhillips may buy Burlington Resources. As Tess Vigeland explained, it's all about the high price of natural gas.
The nation's largest cable companies have announced plans to offer packages of family friendly channels. This as lawmakers threaten to more tightly regulate the industry over decency concerns. John Dimsdale reports.
Tomorrow, most analysts expect the Fed to raise interest rates again, for the 13th time in a row. But as Amy Scott reports, that predictability is about to end.