Marketplace for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007

Episode Description 

Writers' picket line doubles as pitch line

Negotiations between the Writers Guild and the studios are going nowhere, with the strike in its second week. But walking the picket lines might just turn out to be a good career move for some. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Is eBay responsible for authenticity?

If you buy something on eBay and it turns out to be a fake, whose fault is it? Tiffany & Co. is suing the online auction site for not doing enough to stop the sale of knockoffs. The case could change the rules for online commerce. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Crime

Reaction mixed to media ownership idea

The head of the Federal Communications Commission wants to relax existing restrictions on media cross-ownership in the country's 20 biggest media markets. The proposal is drawing skepticism from different sides of the issue. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Public solutions or private enterprise?

Can the profit motive solve our energy problems? Management professor Stuart Hart of Cornell University, and physics professor emeritus Marty Hoffert of New York University consider that question with host Kai Ryssdal.

We must reduce super-sized appetites

Some economists believe we can innovate our way out of the global problem of carbon emissions. But Boston College professor Juliet Schor says what we really need to do is go on a consumer diet.

Home-grown energy independence

The farming town of Reynolds is a potential Saudi Arabia of bio-fuel and it's looking to become energy independent. So far, it's still a big gamble, but town leaders think it will work -- if they can lure investors.
Posted In: Investing, Science

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Animal Notes: Safety in Numbers
You're Living All Over Me
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Finally We Are No One