Marketplace PM for November 3, 2005

Episode Description 

Random House focuses on film

Today the biggest publisher in the world announced that it's forming its own production studio. Random House will team with Focus Features to form Random House Films. Tess Vigeland reports.

Might not want to drink the water...

The Bush Administration wants to ease regulations requiring businesses to disclose the chemicals they use. Something about "too much paperwork." As Eric Niiler reports, some members of an Ohio River community beg to differ.

More bad news on the bird flu front

The Asian Development Bank had some dire projections today about what a bird flu pandemic might cost in dollars and lives. Ruth Kirchner reports on preparing for the worst-case scenario.
Posted In: Canada

Slam dunk, or off the rim?

Southwest Airlines has unveiled Slam Dunk One: A Boeing 737 adorned with graphics promoting the National Basketball Association. Business of Sports Analyst Diana Nyad reports on what both parties gain from these deals.

Merck gets a win

Drug company Merck won big today in New Jersey when the jury in the second Vioxx trial found that the company properly warned doctors and patients of the drug's risks. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

Bush heads to Argentina

President Bush travels today to Argentina for the fourth Summit of the Americas to talk free trade. But increasingly, hemispheric free trade is looking like a pipe-dream. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Check for the organic label. Or not.

Critics say lawmakers have are too lax on "organic" food ingredient regulations... and the labels don't offer much help. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports.