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Bethel, Alaska: the priciest gas in the US

Jun 8, 2005
Today the federal Energy Information Administration said the average pump price will rise to $2.16 per gallon. Which sounds cheap to residents of Bethel, Alaska; reporter Gabriel Spitzer explains.

Should the Chinese float the yuan?

Jun 8, 2005
Despite a growing clamor for China to float its currency, Chinese officials say the country will make reforms at its own pace. Zanny Minton Beddoes has a suggestion for Beijing.
Posted In: Canada

A retirement community -- at age 28

Jun 8, 2005
Burnt out and laid off, Rodney Rothman moved into a retirement village at age 28 &#151; and got an early sampling of his golden years buffet. He talks with Lisa Napoli about his book, <em>Early Bird</em>.

A look back at Argentina's crisis

Jun 8, 2005
Three years ago this spring, Argentina faced a huge economic and political crisis: Buenos Aires had the biggest debt default ever. Author Paul Blustein was there when it happened.

Gay marketing: stranger to the closet

Jun 7, 2005
When it comes to acknowledging gays and lesbians, Main Street has been a bit slower than Madison Avenue. Blaine Branchik says that advertisers for <em>Will & Grace</em> and <em>Queer Eye</em> are nothing new &#151; that gay marketing has been around for more than a hundred years.

G-rated bonanza

Jun 7, 2005
While Hollywood worries about drop-offs at the box-office, a study out today offers some advice: skip the gunplay and the sex. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland reports.

Getting animated in India

Jun 7, 2005
The Cartoon Network, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, Power Puff Girls and Disney's Pooh &#151 in Hindi. From Bangalore, Miranda Kennedy reports on a culture becoming capitivated by cartoons.
Posted In: Canada

Net access for the faithful

Jun 7, 2005
Andrea Gardner reports that some churches are providing WiFi internet access, hoping to attract a younger coffeehouse-type crowd.

Scooby Doo in Delhi

Jun 7, 2005
U.S. financial firms and software makers have been outsourcing work to India for quite a while now. But lately India's been lobbying for projects that are a little more animated.
Posted In: Canada

Screen Actors vote on video games

Jun 6, 2005
Video game companies turn to the pros to do the speaking (and grunting and screaming). Over the last few weeks, members of the Screen Actors Guild have been voting on whether to authorize a strike against videogame makers. Their votes will be tallied tomorrow; Tess Vigeland has more.

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