Marketplace PM for November 23, 2005
Thanksgiving is the busiest time of year -- for plumbers. From Boston, Sean Cole gets the down-and-dirty scoop, from those who know just how ugly it can get.
The world's largest airline, Air France-KLM, reported great quarterly profits. But wait, isn't the airline business dying? Maybe not outside the United States, as Bob Moon reports.
Before world leaders gather in Hong Kong for a new round of trade talks, US officials are turning to Irish rocker Bono. A massive global trade pact, meant to boost developing economies, hangs in the balance. Amy Scott reports.
Not long ago, the NBA instituted an off-duty dress code for players. At first there was a flood of complaints, but as Rich Thomaselli of Advertising Age reports, some are now discovering a business opportunity here.
Many Israeli families have been forced to leave Gaza and relocate their lives. Hilary Krieger met with a family who runs a tree farm and is adjusting to being uprooted, both literally and figuratively.
What's to be thankful for this week? Americans find plenty to complain about, and the past always sounds rosier. But economist and commentator Steve Moore reminds us that the good old days weren't always that great.