Marketplace PM for November 15, 2005
Can any of us really understand Ben Bernanke's answers to the Senate's economic questions? More important - can the Senators? As Princeton University's Alan Blinder told Kai Ryssdal, he thinks they can.
A year ago, Johnson & Johnson said it wanted to buy medical device maker Guidant, and a rocky courtship began. This morning, the two companies reached a reconciliation. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
Delta Airlines' pilots are staging a protest rally today, just hours before Delta heads to bankruptcy court in an effort to void the pilots' contract. Sarah Gardner fills us in.
Boeing is launching a new, bigger, more fuel-efficient 747 jetliner. Jason Paur reports.
On the streets of San Francisco, people sleeping off their drunk means more 911 calls, and fewer ambulances available for real emergencies. So the city is testing a program to pay the tab for rehab. Nancy Mullane reports.
The government wants to force companies to tell us up front how much their pensions are over- or under-funded. Economist and commentator Michael Hudson says the truth is going to be tough to swallow.