Marketplace PM for November 11, 2005
An Emmy Award for cell phone content? It begs the question -- what if they just phoned in their performance? Lisa Napoli reports on Hollywood's latest self-congratulatory endeavor.
Nickelodeon has snagged Bill Clinton for a special edition of Nick News. He'll encourage kids to exercise and eat right. Commentator and psychologist Susan Linn says Clinton could have picked a better partner.
Next month Disney releases "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," based on C.S. Lewis's allegorical children's book. As Phillip Babich reports, Christian groups hope to spread the gospel by helping Disney market the film.
After a four-year hiring freeze, United Airlines plans to bring on 2,000 new flight attendants, and exit bankruptcy protection in the new year. But flight attendants were hardly cheering in the aisles. Amy Scott reports.
One of the country's hottest housing markets is showing signs of a major cool-down. What does it mean? Hillary Wicai has a condo in the nation's capitol she wants to sell you!
Southern Illinois University set up diversity programs to increase the number of women and minorities in its graduate programs. Now the Justice Department is threatening a discrimination suit. From WUNC, Janet Babin reports.
The riots in France have underlined how difficult it is for immigrants to integrate into French life. Poor schools have been singled out as one of the reasons. From Lyons, John Laurenson reports on one possible solution.
Dallas stockbroker David Johnson is seeing sunny skies in the markets, and talks with Kai Ryssdal about interesting mergers, including Blackstone's purchase of La Quinta.