Marketplace PM for October 27, 2006

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GDP is down

Today, the government said that third quarter GDP growth is at the weakest levels in more than three years. Many investors are worried the slowdown would prompt the Fed to raise interest rates. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

The NYSE & Tokyo

The New York Stock Exchange is negotiating an alliance with the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The news comes as the NYSE seals its deal to merge with the pan-European exchange Euronext. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

AutoNation is shrinking

AutoNation Inc., the nation's largest car retailer, said it's going to slash the number of vehicles it buys from the Big Three. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Economy

Private newspapers

Several major metropolitan dailies are the subjects of private buyout offers by local businessmen. Is the trend a return of the newspaper industry to a gentlemen's business? Diantha Parker reports.

African leadership incentive

A Sudanese billionaire is putting up millions in prize money to promote good democratic governance in Africa -- and to encourage leaders to step down once their terms expire. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal talks with Kim Clark, personal finance columnist for U.S. News and World Report, about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The cost-benefit on global warming

A global-warming report out this week says the price of global poverty and mass migration due to climate change outweighs the costs of taking urgent steps to push back warming. Commentator Mark Hertsgaard argues a green planet and a healthy economy are actually inextricably linked.

<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_eaton_firsttofall.html>First to fall</a>

Alaska's Bering Sea pollock fishery is the world's largest, but fishermen there are struggling as climate change moves the state's second-most-valuable resource into cooler waters in Russian fishing grounds. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy