Marketplace PM for November 10, 2006

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Russia expected to join WTO

The U.S. and Russia announced a long-awaited trade deal that should allow Russia to join the World Trade Organization, and provide new investment opportunities and customers for U.S. exporters. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Call off the auditors!

The Securities and Exchange Commission will give the business lobby what it's been waiting for, a softer version of one of the toughest post-Enron reforms. Marketplace's Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

U.S. automakers assemble better reviews

Consumer Reports is out with its annual car reliability survey. And U.S. automakers are coming up fast in the rearview mirror. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli reports.

Land of rising competition

Japanese brands, once synonymous with quality and efficiency, have been having problems of late with recalls and getting products to market on time. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli reports on what's gone wrong.

Thirsty for power

Five Arab states have expressed an intention to embark on civil nuclear power programs. Is this just sensible economics, or something more sinister? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal talks with Kim Clark, personal finance columnist for U.S. News and World Report, about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

It's become a matter of convention

Fan cons, like those attracting Star Trek followers, are a big part of the $4 billion consumer-show business. Joal Ryan reports on how the TV show took that industry where it had never gone before.
Posted In: Entertainment

You can't always get what you want . . .

But you just might find you get what you need. That's what Rolling Stones fan and commentator Graham Thomas Shelby discovered recently when deciding whether to pay to see the band in concert.
Posted In: Entertainment

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