Marketplace PM for November 29, 2005
Suppose you could pay for only the cable channels you want, and none of the ones you don't? Today the FCC gave its support to "a la carte" pricing. Bob Moon reports on how the debate is shaping up.
Per the Commerce Department, orders for big-ticket manufactured items were up last month. The huge jump for those durable goods was thanks to a big demand for aircraft. Gretchen Cook investigated.
Travelers to Paris have long complained of the cost of high end hotels. As Stephen Beard reports from London, there may be a dark reason for the sky-high rack rates. And it's not the price of chocolates on the pillow...
Patagonia, the California outdoor apparel maker, is recycling lots of tattered and torn... underwear. As James Mills reports, the company says it saves money and resources.
7'6" center Yao Ming arrived in the NBA 3 years ago, and was an immediate international sensation with a multi-million dollar contract and big endorsements. Author Brook Larmer told Tess Vigeland what Yao represents.
There's a working population in New Orleans taking the lead in reconstruction efforts, and they may permanently alter the Crescent City. As Dan Grech tells us, that's sparked a wide-ranging debate.