Marketplace PM for November 7, 2006

Episode Description 

Change in Washington?

Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Washington D.C. bureau chief John Dimsdale about what's at stake in today's midterm elections.
Posted In: Washington

House falling in on related industries

Two of the nation's top luxury home builders reported steep drops in quarterly earnings today — and builders aren't the only ones feeling the pinch. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Housing

Selling bonds to save lives

Celebrities, investors and even the Pope were among the first to buy a new type of bond in London today as part of an innovative vaccination program for the developing world. But the U.S. isn't taking part, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

IAE: Build more nuclear power plants

For the first time in its 32-year history, the IAE has called on world governments to rely more on nuclear energy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to The Economist magazine reporter Vijay Vaitheeswaran.

Liquid ban with a Twin Cities twist

Commentator and travel expert Rudy Maxa found out the hard way that some cabs in his Minnesota hometown have their own set of restrictions for your carry-on bags: No alcohol allowed.
Posted In: Travel

FedEx cancels Airbus order

Some companies just expect on-time delivery. FedEx announced today that it's canceled its order for 10 Airbus A380 jumbo jets after delays set the planemaker back two years. FedEx will go with Boeing instead, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Art market on fire

It's an important week for art collectors and dealers. Sotheby's big fall auction is tonight. Christie's is tomorrow. They expect to see record transactions — and record profits, Alisa Roth reports.

Microlending to create jobs in Senegal

The West African country of Senegal has a 50% unemployment rate, so it's no wonder thousands of migrants take a chance and head for Spain's Canary Islands. But could small loans to help the poor start their own businesses keep them home? Jordan Davis reports.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration