Marketplace PM for November 2, 2006

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Wages up, productivity flat

The news today from the Labor Department grabbed Wall Street's attention. The numbers suggest companies may need to hire more employees and pay them more. What's it mean for the economy? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Air Force to defend cyberspace

The Air Force today announced the creation of a major command center. It's beefing up our military defenses — to keep the Internet safe from attack. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Tom Cruise lands a new gig

After being publicly dumped by Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise is breathing life back into MGM's storied United Artists studio. Lisa Napoli has details on the deal that's got Hollywood buzzing.
Posted In: Entertainment

Immigration's ground zero

Congress has brushed aside President Bush's guest worker program in favor of a 700-mile long fence with Mexico. But Arizona has its own immigration initiatives on the ballot. Claudine LoMonaco reports.
Posted In: Immigration

NBA players overworked?

Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Diana Nyad about the beginning of the NBA season and whether top pro players should be called on to represent the U.S. at international competitions.
Posted In: Sports

Eminent domain's slippery, costly slope

Measures in four Western states would force local governments to pay property owners if regulations — such as zoning — reduce their property value. Commentator Jamie Court argues that would actually hurt taxpayers and homeowners.
Posted In: Housing

Our money's on the bull

Bull riding is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. and all kinds of folks are cashing in. The World Finals kicked off last weekend in Las Vegas. Jane Lindholm took a little more than 8 seconds to check it out.
Posted In: Sports

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