Marketplace PM for May 18, 2007
May 18, 2007

Marketplace PM for May 18, 2007

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Segments From this episode

The public impact of private equity

May 18, 2007
Big buyout firms have been on a shopping spree lately, taking public companies off the market. Kai Ryssdal talked with Fortune magazine's Adam Lashinsky about what it all means.

Week on Wall Street

May 18, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Declare war on TV

May 18, 2007
Former M_A_S*H star Mike Farrell says it's time for television to end its barrage of unreal "reality" shows and provide programming with some very real material.

Where in the (business) world is Bhutan?

May 18, 2007
The remote Himalayan nation of Bhutan recently sent its first trade delegation to Los Angeles. Their goal: How to adapt to business culture without losing their own. Lisa Napoli reports.

Giving doctors an insider's view

May 18, 2007
Why do some pharmaceutical shares tend to experience significant ups and downs just before a doctors' conference? It's not coincidence. Bob Moon reports.

China loosens control on currency — a bit

May 18, 2007
Starting Monday, China will allow its currency to rise or fall 0.5% a day. The limit used to be 0.3%. The action comes amid pressure from the U.S. and Europe to remove such controls. Alisa Roth reports.

A quaint English village <nobr>. . .</nobr> in South Korea?

May 18, 2007
Fluency in English is considered key to success in South Korea. So the country is creating opportunities for citizens to visit English-speaking locales &mdash; and one's not too far from Seoul. Rico Gagliano checked it out.