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World free trade talks

Stephen Beard | Jun 28, 2006
Government ministers gather in Geneva tomorrow for a last ditch effort to save the Doha round of global trade talks. If the talks fail, the economic consequences could be dire. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

We've got mail

| Jun 28, 2006
Host Tess Vigeland reads letters from the Marketplace mailbag.

Housing bubble deflating

| Jun 28, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says the time has come to declare the housing boom officially over.

Foster care to the streets

Jeff Tyler | Jun 28, 2006
When foster children turn 18, states are no longer responsible for their well-being. In places such as Los Angeles County, more than half are homeless within six months of aging out of foster care. Jeff Tyler reports.

Iran to blame for inflation?

| Jun 28, 2006
Commentator David Frum argues the real culprit behind inflationary pressures around the world is higher oil prices, and that Iran's nuclear program only makes matters worse.

Watch sales are down

Lisa Napoli | Jun 28, 2006
Quick, what time is it? More of us are checking our cell phones to answer that question, and that's bad news for the wrist watch industry. Doesn't help that watches have fallen out of favor with young people. Lisa Napoli reports.

GM's new incentives

Bob Moon | Jun 28, 2006
The world's largest automaker announced yesterday that sales this year were expected to be lower than last year's. So GM has instituted another new buyer incentive plan to help clear inventory. Bob Moon reports.

And Honda's new US plant goes to . . .

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 28, 2006
Honda has been pondering where in the Midwest to build its $400 million auto assembly plant which is expected to provide 1,500 jobs. The winner is Greensburg, Indiana. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Google to unveil Gbuy

| Jun 28, 2006
Search engine giant Google is expected to launch a new online payment service to compete against eBay's PayPal. Charla Bear has the story.
Posted In: Science

Nortel restructures

Janet Babin | Jun 28, 2006
Telecom equipment maker Nortel said yesterday it was cutting 1,100 jobs and scaling back its pension program to help it compete in an increasingly tight market. Janet Babin reports.