Marketplace AM for August 7, 2007

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Are private prisons the answer?

In the last decade, states have been coming down harder on crime and that's caused a prison population explosion. Many are running out of places to put them. Enter the booming private prison industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Crime

Ad dollars flow from papers to Web

It's now estimated that more than half of the $200-billion-plus U.S. advertising market will flow to online sites and away from newspapers. More folks are simply getting their news online. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Box office rebound didn't come cheap

Audiences have returned to movie theaters in huge numbers this year. We may even see record-breaking attendance, but studios had to shell out big bucks to produce the blockbusters that are reeling people in. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Don't forget talking points, Congress

August recess begins this week, so lawmakers will be out and about back in their home states and the political spin doctors sent each and every one home with a packet full of things to talk about. Jill Barshay tells us what we can expect to hear.
Posted In: Washington

UK firm gets into ticket resale biz

One week after StubHub signs an exclusive deal to sell MLB tickets, a British company called Viagogo teams up with the Cleveland Browns. But critics say the deals only encourage scalpers. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Sports

Underinsured America

With health care costs rising faster than inflation, a new study reveals that more and more under- and uninsured Americans have to use credit cards or drain savings accounts to pay their medical bills. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Let's count the ways to sell stuff online

First we had Craigslist and eBay, and their imitators of course. Now Buy.com and Facebook are teaming up to host online Garage Sales. And a new site where amateur video stars hawk used merchandise may have found a way to make Web video pay. Pat Loeb explains.
Posted In: Science

A business plan made in jail

An ex-con in Italy hatched a smart business plan while he did time and turned it into a $250,000 a year business selling T-shirts and other goods under the Made in Jail label. Megan Williams has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Crime, Entrepreneurship

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