Marketplace AM for April 27, 2006

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Worker fatalities

Deaths in the workplace have reached a 10-year high. Hillary Wicai looks at what's behind the increase.

Romance with a familiar ring

The publishers of Harlequin romance novels have teamed with a creator of cell phone applications to offer mobile phone features aimed at women. Rachel Dornhelm has the 411.

Venezuela wants more control

The government of Hugo Chavez is looking to take over majority control of all foreign oil companies in Venezuela. Jens Erik Gould reports.

Military payroll problems

A government investigation for release today reveals a host of payroll problems in the US military. Wounded service members are being overpaid, then receiving debt collection notices months later. Scott Tong reports.

Cost of French riots still rising

It's been exactly six months since the outbreak of urban violence in French suburbs over unemployment and racial discrimination. Today there are arguments about the economic cost. Alasdair Sandford reports from Paris.

Honey, they've shrunk the labor pool!

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Lisa Napoli about the implications of a new study that finds the U.S. labor pool is shrinking.
Posted In: Economy

Summer box office

Daily Variety editor Michael Speier talks to host Mark Austin Thomas about Hollywood's hope for the summer box office.

Really big oil

ExxonMobil releases its quarterly earnings today, and Alisa Roth reports that the information isn't likely to quell increased calls for a windfall profits tax on oil companies.
Posted In: Wall Street

Softwood dispute

The US and Canada are close to settling a years-old dispute over the importation of cheap Canadian lumber into the US. Steve McNalley has the details.
Posted In: Washington

Fossil fuel revolt?

Ford Motor Company is encouraging drivers to offset their greenhouse gas emissions by investing in alternative fuel development. But is Ford biting the hand that feeds it? Sam Eaton reports.