Marketplace PM for November 8, 2006

Episode Description 

A new economic day in Washington

The leadership change in Congress will certainly affect economic policy. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to our Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale and reporter Hillary Wicai about the potential impact.
Posted In: Washington

New guy on government reform

California Congressman Henry Waxman is in line to head the Government Reform Committee now that Democrats have won control of the House. Kai Ryssdal asks him what kinds of oversight we can expect.
Posted In: Washington

Will Wall Street behave without its sheriff?

New York's crusading Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has won that state's governorship. He made his name cracking down on abuses in the finance industry, so Wall Street may be all too happy to usher him out, Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

Anti-tax but not anti-spend

American voters tend to be strongly against taxes — but they're not necessarily against big government spending. They passed a record-setting bundle of bond and debt measures on Tuesday. Steve Tripoli reports.

Stem-cell research finds a home in Missouri

<strong>WEB EXTRA:</strong> Missouri voters on Tuesday approved expanding stem-cell research. The Show Me State plans to show the world it can be a stem-cell center. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

L.A. billionaires bid on Tribune

Billionaire businessman Eli Broad and supermarket magnate Ron Burkle have teamed up to submit a bid for the Tribune Company. Sarah Gardner has details.

New vision for corporate accounting

The world's biggest accounting firms are calling for a major shake-up in the ways companies report performance. They say more frequent and varied reports should be posted on the Internet. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Another case of pretexting

Allied Capital is the latest company accused of having investigators impersonate its most vocal critics to access their phone records. Is this just the way companies do business these days? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime

Republicans seduced by power

Why did the Republicans lose so decisively? Commentator Steve Moore says it's because they've become the corrupt Washington insiders they promised to clear out.

Republicans misjudged the new morality

Commentator Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation magazine sees the GOP loss a little differently. She thinks the meaning of the phrase "moral values" is changing.

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