Marketplace PM for November 27, 2006

Episode Description 

Dollar's big slide

The dollar fell to a new low against the euro today on worries that China will sell some of its dollar holdings. Meanwhile, the yuan continues to strengthen against the greenback. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Ford buyout deadline looms

As 75,000 autoworkers face the midnight deadline to decide whether they'll accept buyout deals or stick it out with the company, Ford said today it needs about $18 billion to fund its restructuring. Alisa Roth reports.

Peace talking hold in Gaza?

In a major policy speech today, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he'll offer a series of humanitarian and economic incentives to the Palestinians for a permanent ceasefire. Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wal-Mart expansion marches on

Some are questioning Wal-Mart's strategy at home following news of a November sales drop. But the retail giant has found a way to break through a little red tape — and into India's fast-growing consumer market.
Posted In: Canada

Russian spy murder plot thickens

The death of a former Russian secret agent in London is being linked to the break-up of Yukos oil — and now President Putin has been implicated in a series of suspicious deaths. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Times of London's Tony Halpin.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Clean air combat

The European Union wants all airlines flying in and out of its airspace to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. and other countries say that's not legal. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Obama's burden

Commentator Marcellus Andrews sees Barak Obama as a new type of corporate-money-backed liberal — and fears that power and wealth might corrupt the beloved senator.

Surfing for talent

Rising stars don't even have to leave home to get Hollywood's attention these days. Some agencies have talent scouts devoted to seeking them out online. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs, Science