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Marketplace PM for November 4, 2005

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Wal-Mart works on its image

Wal-Mart's had a tough week, and today saw the release of a documentary critical of the company. Scott Tong reports on the latest salvo in Wal-Mart's PR battle, and what's really at stake for the company.

US gets tough on China's pirates

Rampant counterfeiting and piracy in China cost US industry billions of dollars each year. And it's not just DVDs and Tommy Hilfiger clothing. As Jocelyn Ford reports, some pirated goods are putting consumers at risk.

The French Revolution, part deux?

The French Interior Minister says this week's riots in Paris (and beyond) were partly caused by economic and social problems neglected for more than thirty years. From the European Desk, Stephen Beard reports.
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It begins with a "K" and ends with an "A"

It's earnings season, when companies scurry to come up with excuses for poor profits. What are many of those corporations blaming this year? It falls under Category 4. Tess Vigeland reports.

David Johnson is liking November so far

Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the numbers, job growth, and what it means to be a lame-duck Fed Chairman.

Going beyond the burqa

The burqa and headscarf are among the most visible and controversial symbols of Islam. Miranda Kennedy spent a day with an Afghan schoolteacher to find out how her life outside the burka has changed since the fall of the Taliban.

If you can't stand the heat...

Think cooking school sounds like a great adventure? Celebrity chef and commentator Charlie Palmer, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, says you might want to consider the less glamorous aspects of the career.

Job growth "soft and anemic"

U.S. companies created 56,000 jobs in October -- not nearly as big a jump as was expected. John Dimsdale reads the employment tea leaves.