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Marketplace PM for October 27, 2006
Oct 27, 2006

Marketplace PM for October 27, 2006

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Private newspapers

Oct 27, 2006
Several major metropolitan dailies are the subjects of private buyout offers by local businessmen. Is the trend a return of the newspaper industry to a gentlemen's business? Diantha Parker reports.

AutoNation is shrinking

Oct 27, 2006
AutoNation Inc., the nation's largest car retailer, said it's going to slash the number of vehicles it buys from the Big Three. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

African leadership incentive

Oct 27, 2006
A Sudanese billionaire is putting up millions in prize money to promote good democratic governance in Africa -- and to encourage leaders to step down once their terms expire. Stephen Beard reports.

GDP is down

Oct 27, 2006
Today, the government said that third quarter GDP growth is at the weakest levels in more than three years. Many investors are worried the slowdown would prompt the Fed to raise interest rates. John Dimsdale reports.

The cost-benefit on global warming

Oct 27, 2006
A global-warming report out this week says the price of global poverty and mass migration due to climate change outweighs the costs of taking urgent steps to push back warming. Commentator Mark Hertsgaard argues a green planet and a healthy economy are actually inextricably linked.

The NYSE & Tokyo

Oct 27, 2006
The New York Stock Exchange is negotiating an alliance with the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The news comes as the NYSE seals its deal to merge with the pan-European exchange Euronext. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.