Marketplace PM for November 17, 2006

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Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Private spooks for hire

U.S. intelligence agencies are having a hard time grooming enough agents and analysts to cover their post-9/11 needs. So, they're relying more on private contractors. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Washington

'Fast Food Nation' not very filling

Writer John Brady says the movie adaptation of Eric Schlosser's best-selling book on the fast-food industry has some unnecessary ingredients mixed in with its meaty parts.
Posted In: Entertainment

Nymex goes public — bigtime

The New York Mercantile Exchange, the world's biggest energy market, today pulled off the year's biggest initial public offering. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

In Vietnam, talking about Iraq

President Bush is in Vietnam for a meeting of APEC countries. But most of the questions sent his way in Hanoi weren't about the talks on economic cooperation.
Posted In: Washington

India closer to U.S. nuclear technology

The Senate has passed a bill to let the U.S. share civilian nuclear technology with India. Miranda Kennedy has more from New Delhi.

CEOs like their options — too much

A study out today indicates that not all corporate executives are earning their pay honestly. Playing fast and loose with stock options has generated serious cash for some bigwigs. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Sony's hopes ride on PlayStation 3

Gamers who waited in line for days snapped up PlayStation 3 as it went on sale today. Jeff Gerstmann at GameSpot says Sony's placing a big bet on the product.

In Algeria, T.G.I. <nobr>. . .</nobr> Wednesday?

Algerians used to have a Saturday-Sunday weekend. But they replaced that tradition in the '70s with Thursday-Friday. Sarah Richards reports that some are now wondering if the non-Western weekend makes economic sense.