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Marketplace PM for November 30, 2006

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DOJ expected to loosen up on corporate fraud

An influential panel known as the Paulson Group issued a report today warning that U.S. markets are losing their competitive edge — but the pendulum may already be swinging the other way. Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

New York Times for sale?

Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Business Week magazine senior writer Tom Lowry about the possibility of the New York Times going private.

Blame it on Mojitos

U.S. rum sales are on fire this year, and that's raised the stakes in the trademark dispute over a storied rum from Cuba. Janet Babin reports.

Don't shut Turkey out

Talks to consider Turkey's admission to the EU have stalled. Commentator Reza Aslan says an alliance with the moderate Muslim country can only help ease tensions of the Islamophobia sweeping across Europe.

Trapped in financial quicksand

For millions of Americans, making it from paycheck to paycheck is a stretch. Many resort to payday loans to cover expenses — and end up trapped in debt, says a study out today. Diantha Parker reports.

Working for a living . . . and the dying

So many people are dying of HIV/AIDS in South Africa that funerals are a constant. Hundreds every weekend. For South African women, preparations have turned into a second full-time job. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Waiting on the sale

Retailers kicked off Christmas earlier than ever this year. Held midnight sales, waged price wars, offered great deals. Trouble is, the latest data suggests shoppers might be addicted to those deals. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Knocking on OPEC's door

Angola, Sudan and Ecuador want to join OPEC. The oil-producing countries want to exert more control over their resources, and OPEC may just help them do that. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Canada