Marketplace for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007
The Senate is scheduled to take up an electronic surveillance bill next week that would give telecommunications companies immunity from lawsuits over wiretaps dating back to 9/11. Commentator Robert Reich says that's a bad idea.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs
Late-night talk show host Carson Daly is breaking ranks with Jay, Dave, and Conan on the Writers Guild Strike. He's going back to work on Monday -- deal or no deal. And he's asked non-union writers to give him material. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
After taking some heat for its print ads, cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds says it's going to stop advertising in newspapers and magazines next year. Janet Babin reports.
Congress is close to requiring higher fuel economy standards. They would be tucked into a huge energy package, which could come to a vote as early as next week. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
Donald Kohn, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, gave a little speech this morning in which he indicated the Fed might cut interest rates. Wall Street got all excited, despite the fact that Kohn emphasized how bad the economy was. Kai Ryssdal has more.