Marketplace PM for October 31, 2006
If one or both chambers of Congress go to the Democrats next week, commentator Jeff Birnbaum says new Congressional leaders will almost certainly be punishing some companies.
Lego announced today that some of its hottest products are sold out — and there may not be more in time for the holidays. The Marketplace Players remind us that you don't mess with Santa.
Advertising doesn't always work, but in the case of certain anti-smoking ads, a new study finds that they're actually having the opposite effect. Janet Babin reports.
Oil companies are still making hefty profits, but they're having trouble finding and pumping more crude. It's a major problem and the companies themselves may be partly to blame, Stephen Beard reports.