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Marketplace AM for April 21, 2006

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Paper, plastic or 'ChicoBag'?

As millions prepare for Earth Day observances Saturday, Brian Watt talks to an inventor looking to cure the world's addiction to plastic shopping bags.

Mr. Gates visits Vietnam

Microsoft's Bill Gates arrives in Vietnam Saturday to see firsthand the growth of the country's IT industry. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Move aside, Mario and Luigi

Nintendo is looking to tap into a new market: video games for grown-ups. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Hu visit censored back in China

Chinese president Hu Jintao winds up his trip to the US today. His speech yesterday in Washington didn't really knock anybody's socks off. And back in China, folks didn't even get to hear it all. Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Canada

Europe calls on US for fair trade

While America complains about China's trade policies, Europe is lobbing the same criticism at the US. Kyle James reports from Berlin.

A cure worse than cankers?

Citrus growers in Florida have lost millions of dollars in crops because of two destructive plant diseases. But as Judith Smelser reports, the proposed cure could wipe out half of the state's citrus nurseries.

Good or bad, sports markets college names

Business-of-sports expert David Carter discusses the Duke rape scandal with host Mark Austin Thomas and dispels the notion that no news is bad news.
Posted In: Sports

Gaga for Google again

The search engine's earnings jumped nearly 80% in the first quarter, beating analysts' expectations. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Sarb-Ox reforms

Proposals to exempt small companies from strict accounting rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are expected to be forwarded to the Securities and Exchange Commission this weekend. But as Bob Moon reports, the SEC may not endorse them.

Oil talks just talk

Finance ministers from the G7 industrialized nations and China meet with crude oil producers in Washington today to discuss ways to tame record-breaking oil prices. Alisa Roth reports.

Immigration raids may not deter employers

Federal officials have made it clear that they plan to crack down on businesses that employ undocumented immigrants. But will businesses really change their ways? Alex Cohen reports.