Nov 6, 2006

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Low expectations for climate talks

Nov 6, 2006
Thousands of delegates from around the world have gathered in Kenya to discuss future steps to fight the effects of climate change. But experts don't anticipate any big breakthroughs, Sam Eaton reports.

Buy! Sell! Merge!

Nov 6, 2006
There was a mergers and acquisitions spending spree on Wall Street today, but are regular shareholders missing the party? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace reporter Steve Tripoli who's been following the action.

A new class warfare

Nov 6, 2006
Eliot Spitzer is an aristocrat by birth, but he's made a name for himself by turning against the ultra-wealthy. Watch for imitators if he wins the New York governor's race, says commentator Matt Miller.

Google takes advertising offline

Nov 6, 2006
Could Google actually rescue the struggling newspaper industry? The search giant is testing a new service that would put its online advertisers in print. Jeff Tyler reports.

Bush cites oil as reason to stay in Iraq

Nov 6, 2006
The President's weekend stump speech in Colorado marked a major change for an administration that has meticulously avoided any link between oil and the war in Iraq. John Dimsdale reports.

Pollsters hanging up their headsets

Nov 6, 2006
There are almost 150 million phone numbers on the National Do Not Call registry. That's sent a lot of pollsters to the Internet — but how accurate are online surveys? Sally Herships has the stats on market research.

Wielding energy for political gain

Nov 6, 2006
Russia says it needs to double the price Georgia pays for natural gas. Georgia says it's being punished for friendly relations with the West. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to analyst Clifford Kupchan about Russia's energy superpower position.

Free candy in every pot

Nov 6, 2006
Or demon propaganda. Election ads for those controversial state propositions can be confusing, and, well, perhaps excessive in their descriptions. The Marketplace Players demonstrate . . .