Marketplace PM for November 14, 2005
As more people find ways to skip over commercials, product placement in TV shows has become increasingly appealing to advertisers. Today, a coalition of writers and actors denounced the practice. Jeff Tyler reports.
Some people may think that financial prognosticators like central banker Alan Greenspan are wizards. But Wall Street observer and commentator James Grant says the future is, by definition, unpredictable.
...and no one came? Newspaper giant Knight-Ridder says it will explore a possible sale of the company. This raises the question: Will anybody be interested in buying a newspaper group? Bob Moon finds out.
The privately-held Koch Industries has bought Georgia-Pacific for a cool $13 billion, making it the country's largest private company in terms of revenue. Janet Babin reports on what it is Koch does, exactly.