Marketplace PM for November 16, 2005
Lately, ad dollars have been flowing away from network television and toward the Internet. Madison Avenue types wonder if TV ads are worth it. So network execs held a press conference to calm nerves. Jeff Tyler reports.
The president is expected to call for China to revalue its currency. But many US business leaders hope he'll push for other policies, like opening more markets to American companies. Kai Ryssdal spoke to China expert Ted Fishman.
A quarter of everything we import comes from China, most of it consumer goods. To see just how much a part of our daily lives China's goods are, we decided to try and spend a day without them. Alisa Roth has more from New York.
Unveiled today: A prototype $100 laptop computer, designed for distribution to millions of students in developing countries. It has a hand crank for power. Who wouldn't love this? Jane Lindholm reports.
There's a place where you can buy an island for $26,000, which is either cheap or pricey, depending on how you look at it... the island in question exists only in an online game. Ethan Lindsey has the scoop on virtual trade.
Did you notice? The Consumer Price Index rose .02 percent in October. Kai Ryssdal tells you what it all means.
A Republican Senator has slipped a provision into a tax bill that would bring in $5 billion from oil companies next year. It's that windfall profit tax that the industry fears. John Dimsdale has more.