Marketplace PM for November 24, 2005

Episode Description 

Benzene leak in China

A large toxic slick from a chemical plant explosion in China is nearing the city of Harbin. Residents and scientists are scrambling to make their city safe and figure out what happens next. Amy Scott reports.

The X-Box Files

It just came out. People camped out and stood in line to get it. And already there are problems with the X-Box 360? Jason Paur talked with Cheryl Glaser about Microsoft's possibly-buggy game system.

The big test for a test kitchen

Ten stovetop burners, two refrigerators, four ovens, and two kitchens. Host Cheryl Glaser visited an L.A. test kitchen, where Thanksgiving is an enormous production.

The NFL in Europe - Qu'est-ce que c'est?

In Europe, professional (American-style) football has been fighting for survival. It loses money every year, but managers have a new strategy to keep the league from going under. Kyle James reports.

"Just for women" advertising

There are ads that make you cry, ads that make you laugh... and then there are ads that just make you mad. Andrea Gardner has more.

Making the mortgage in Hollywood

The first round of holiday movies hits theaters this week. Some are getting raves, but others aren't even out and they're already getting panned. Commentator and humorist Tim Bedore thinks he knows why these disasters get made.