Marketplace PM for October 27, 2005

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Oil, food... and money

A U.N.-backed report charges that about 2,200 companies in the U.N. oil-for-food program paid kickbacks and surcharges to Saddam Hussein's government. Alisa Roth tells us who's on the list.

Texas Tea party

Both Shell and Exxon announced huge third-quarter profits. But they're not crowing about it. Cheryl Glaser examines a delicate corporate balancing act.

Saving us from ourselves?

Pharmaceutical company Roche is temporarily suspending shipments of Tamiflu to the United States to prevent stockpiling of the drug and make sure there's enough for later. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

The Chinese dot-com?

On Wall Street, it's known as the Chinese Google. China's largest search engine, Baidu, issued its quarterly earnings today. Profits were down from last quarter, and the stock took a dive. Tess Vigeland reports.

It's just not the same without the shouting

Veteran traders wonder how 'electronic' the New York Stock Exchange will become once it merges with Archipelago. What's it like to trade behind a computer all day? Ashley Milne-Tyte finds out.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

It's an ill-wind...

...that blows nobody good. Lots of companies have been announcing big third-quarter profits. Writer/commentator Lewis Lapham reflects on how American corporations profit from bad times.

14 characters who found an author

Kai Ryssdal talks to performance artist Sarah Jones about making it as an artist in New York, and her one-person show "Bridge and Tunnel," which features 14 unique New York characters.
Posted In: New York

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