Nov 28, 2008

Marketplace Report for Friday, November 28,2008

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Marketplace Report for Friday, November 28,2008

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What will OPEC do next?

Nov 28, 2008
OPEC ministers are meeting to discuss plummeting oil prices. They are expected to call for a production cut. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports that doesn't mean the OPEC member countries will actually do it.
Regular unleaded gas is $1.69 a gallon at a BP station Nov., 13, 2008 in St. Louis, Mo.
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New E.U. law to require safer chemicals

Nov 28, 2008
Chemical producers have until Monday to comply with a sweeping European law requiring proof that products they export are safe. Sarah Gardner reports.

L.A. considers green building codes

Nov 28, 2008
Los Angeles, one of the nation's most smog-filled cities, is trying to turn its skyscrapers green. The effort would also create jobs. A green building measure is waiting for city council approval. Rob Schmitz reports.

Not a good time for a hiring freeze

Nov 28, 2008
Companies that lay off rank and file employees are missing an opportunity for success. Commentator Amelia Tyagi suggests simultaneously replacing some executives to generate innovation and change.

Looking at Obama's team of pros

Nov 28, 2008
Obama's economic team was a big story this week. Kai Ryssdal talks with N.Y. Times columnist David Leonhardt and Atlantic.com writer Megan McArdle about the president-elect's picks and other market news.

Small airports hit hard by airline cuts

Nov 28, 2008
Regional airports were thriving on the passenger overflow from the big airport hubs. But as airlines cancel routes and make other cutbacks, that overflow has turned into a trickle. Hugh Hill reports.

Black Friday draws unruly crowds

Nov 28, 2008
A stampede of Black Friday shoppers trampled a man to death on Long Island, and two shoppers were shot to death in a toy store near Palm Springs. In spite of the crowds, some analysts said sales were down. Ashley…

Music from the episode

Chained To The Moon Folk Implosion, Mia Doi Todd
These Eyes The Guess Who
Wake Up Arcade Fire
Wake Up Arcade Fire
Wake Up Arcade Fire