Marketplace AM for August 17, 2006

Episode Description 

Credit card use on the rise

Host Scott Jagow and personal finance expert Chris Farrell discuss a Federal Reserve study that says credit card debt shot up at a 5.7% annual rate in June — triple what economists expected.

Is the NFL preseason too long?

Not according to the league's bottom line. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to business of sports expert David Carter.
Posted In: Sports

Rising mortgage apps

Despite signs of a cooling housing market, mortgage applications are up, reaching levels unseen since last March. Good news for the real estate market? Not so fast. Sam Eaton explains.

It's all in the name

"Snakes on a Plane" opens today and many expect the film that's already a hit in the blogosphere to take off at the box office. Ethan Lindsey looks at how it generated all that buzz.

Pressure to profile passengers

The British government is under pressure to speed up its new airport security checks by targeting specific groups of passengers — a plan that's proving controversial reports Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Canada

Chinese working on their manners

China's growing middle class can afford to travel overseas, but the government says their behavior is hurting China's reputation. So it's giving its people some tips on how to be better tourists. Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Canada

Satellite TV pulls out of broadband auction

EchoStar and DirecTV pulled out of the auction for the newly available airwave spectrum seen as the next venue for high-speed broadband communications. Janet Babin tells us why.
Posted In: Science

Health care gap extends to middle class

You've heard of the income gap between rich and poor. A new study looks at the health care gap — and finds it's not just the poor at a disadvantage. Corinna Wu reports.
Posted In: Health

India's going online

The US has more Internet users than any country in the world, but India is outpacing the States in growth. A new study says number of people using the Web has grown faster in India than China, Japan and Germany too. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Pan Am's final chapter

Pan Am is getting $30 million from the Libyan government for the 1988 bombing of its Flight 103. The money will go to creditors of the now-defunct airline and to 15,000 former employees. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada

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