Marketplace AM for August 28, 2007
Posted In: Books
Aside from annual news specials looking back at the fury of Hurricane Katrina, you don't hear much about New Orleans these days. That might lead you to believe the city's getting back to normal. But you'd be wrong by author Billy Sothern's account. Really wrong.
Reports are coming in from South Africa that miners yesterday unearthed a light green diamond more than double the size of what was the world's biggest. If it's assessed to be a similar quality gem, the bidding will be fast and furious, Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Sports
For first time in a long time, the U.S. Open is without a big-name American player on the courts. But is star power the only thing that can keep U.S. tennis fans in their seats? By some counts, interest this year is greater than ever. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Travel
Delays are already a regular part of flying, and the number of takeoffs and landings at U.S. airports is only going to grow -- by nearly 1.5 million a year. The government has a plan to ease congestion. But it'll cost us, John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health, Travel
Many Americans have embraced medical tourism in places like Thailand and India, but some are eyeing a new destination much closer to home. Only problem is, going there might very well land you in jail. Cuba, anyone? Helen Palmer has the story.