Marketplace for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
A man pretending to be a Wall Street analyst has been prank calling CEOs and other top executives on earnings conference calls.
Though alcohol is prohibited by Islamic law in Morocco, Moroccan wineries are turning out 40 million bottles a year. John Laurenson reports from Meknes on the delicate business of winemaking there.
The mailbox is bursting with your comments: your thoughts on Netscape's demise, wearable nanotechnology, Washington lobbyists, Girl Scout cookies and Valentine's Day gifts.
Commentator Charles Handy says that the U.S. president is expected to be both head of state and prime minister -- two very different roles that are hard to fill adequately by one person. Third in a series.
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Signs of fallout from losses in auction-rate securities issued by cities, hospitals, and schools are beginning to rattle those institutions. Jill Barshay reports on how local governments are considering refinancing into more old-fashioned municipal bonds.