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Tiger tax in India

| Jun 22, 2006
A recent spate of poaching in India has hurt the country's tiger population. The government is considering a new solution that might hurt India's tourism industry too: a whopping tiger tax on hotels. Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada

NYC taxi auction

Bob Moon | Jun 22, 2006
New York City is selling licenses today to operate taxi cabs in the city. A license could cost as much $500,000, but it's well worth it financially. Bob Moon explains.
Posted In: New York

Federal cable franchise? Bad idea

| Jun 22, 2006
With all the talk about net neutrality, commentator Jamie Court says we've missed another important debate — a possible rollback in local restrictions on cable companies.

History for sale

Alex Cohen | Jun 22, 2006
Next week, some of Martin Luther King's papers will be auctioned — including a draft of his 'I Have a Dream' speech. But historians and civil rights activists worry what becomes of US history. Alex Cohen reports.

Watching the World Cup

Scott Jagow and Tess Vigeland | Jun 22, 2006
What's it like to experience the world's biggest sporting event live? Host Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace's Scott Jagow in Germany, where he's been enjoying the World Cup — and all its host nation has to offer.
Posted In: Sports

Sports galore

| Jun 22, 2006
Business of Sports expert David Carter and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss the implications of this month's sports marketing bonanza.
Posted In: Sports

Estate tax compromise

Eric Niiler | Jun 22, 2006
Congressional Republicans are hoping to pass legislation before the July 4th recess to sharply reduce the federal estate tax. Eric Niiler looks at the implications for government coffers.
Posted In: Washington

Lowering your cable bill?

Alisa Roth | Jun 22, 2006
A Senate panel takes up legislation today that could potentially lower your cable bill. Not surprisingly, the cable companies are lobbying fiercely against it. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Sunny forecast for solar power

Rachel Dornhelm | Jun 22, 2006
A Bay Area company has announced plans to build the world's largest solar cell manufacturing plant. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

US beef surplus

Alex Cohen | Jun 22, 2006
While Japanese officials work out the timing of plans to lift the ban on American beef, US cattlemen are faced with a growing problem: a drought-triggered surplus of beef. Alex Cohen explains.