Marketplace for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007
Oct 29, 2007

Marketplace for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007

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Segments From this episode

O'Neal may be out on subprime results

Oct 29, 2007
Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal reportedly will be leaving the investment house following its announcement last week of $8 billion in subprime write-downs. Steve Henn reports O'Neal would be the highest profile casualty of the subprime mortgage debacle.

For rent: Apt. w/ choice of TV service

Oct 29, 2007
For years, consumer advocates have been petitioning the FCC to strike down a rule that lets cable providers sign exclusive contracts with apartment buildings. A report says they will soon get what they wanted -- and telephone companies couldn't be happier.

Another rate cut coming from the Fed?

Oct 29, 2007
The Federal Reserve meets Tuesday to consider short-term interest rates. Six weeks ago Ben Bernanke and the gang obliged Wall Street with a half-point cut. John Dimsdale reports investors have their party hats ready once again.

Banks find a subprime silver lining

Oct 29, 2007
Commentator Tyler Cowen says American banks have managed to protect themselves from the subprime crisis even better than you might have imagined.

Reforms have Paris cabbies driving mad

Oct 29, 2007
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has declared war on the special privileges enjoyed by certain workers. Among others, he's promised to take an ax to the protectionist rules enjoyed by taxi drivers. John Laurenson reports.

Nuclear power industry gets recharged

Oct 29, 2007
After years of resistance from the public, the nuclear industry is attempting a comeback. It has already won $12 billion in taxpayer subsidies and is pushing for even more. Sarah Gardner reports.

Fake Steve Jobs has real 'Options'

Oct 29, 2007
Since early 1996, Dan Lyons has been maintaining a blog with the name Fake Steve Jobs. He was unmasked as the author this past summer, wrapping up a tech-world whodunit. Now he's got a book out as Fake Steve called "Options." He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Music from the episode

Enola Gay - Remastered Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
The Bender Tuatara
Weapon Of Choice Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Crystal Cat Dan Deacon
Scenic World Beirut