Marketplace AM for April 4, 2006

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Ethanol comes of age

The corn-based alternative fuel is increasingly moving from the purview of farm cooperatives to the focus of IPOs and shareholders. Curt Nickisch looks at ethanola€™s economic rite of passage.
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Wine find

Constellation Brands, the world's largest winery, has added more spirits to its roster with the acquisition of Vincor International. Janet Babin reports.
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Can Big Business save the planet?

A Senate committee today considers ways to keep gas-guzzling from destroying the environment. Some of the most ambitious plans come from an unlikely source: Big business. Alex Cohen reports.
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Pay attention! T-note yield is near 2-year high

Talk about the yield on the 10-year Treasury note may go in one ear and out the other, but it's important, especially if you own a home. The yield tells us about long-term interest rates. And it's around a two-year high. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy
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Google, Yahoo act like stock exchanges

Commentator Andreas Kluth says Internet companies like Google and Yahoo are starting to act like a stock exchange for Web content.
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Tech goes Hollywood

Dennis Nishi reports on the culture clash between Silicon Valley and Tinseltown as tech companies move to the Los Angeles area.
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The dollar is losing ground

The greenback seems to be sinking in a sea of troubles. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Economy
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There's a building boom?

Construction spending hit records highs in February, according to newly released figures. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes a look at just what exactly was fueling the boom.
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Fannie and Freddie are too fat, study says

A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta concludes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's investment portfolios are outsized and threaten the nation's financial system. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
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Starbucks brews up a movie promotion

The coffee retailer becomes a movie marketer today, launching a publicity campaign to promote a film it also helped produced. Alisa Roth has more.

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