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Marketplace AM for December 1, 2005

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AIDS in China

China's millions of migrant workers are the target of China's latest effort to raise awareness about HIV/Aids. Today, on World Aids Day, the government launched a campaign to educate migrant workers about the disease. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.
Posted In: Health

European interest rates

The European Central Bank raised interest rates today by a quarter of one percent, to two and a quarter percent. This is the first increase in five years. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Public campaign financing in Connecticut

The Connecticut legislature just became the first in the country to pass a public financing system that affects all statewide races. It could provide a model for other states. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Minimum wage

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the economics behind proposals to raise the federal minimum wage.

Fantasy sports

Fantasy sports leagues have taken off. Sports business consultant David Carter tells host Cheryl Glaser the phenomenon has both pros and cons for the major sports leagues.
Posted In: Sports

Boutique apartments

These days, on-site laundry and secure parking may not be enough to lure renters to apartment buildings. Nancy Greenleese looks at what one Denver property owner is doing to fill his buildings.

Rebuilding NOLA

A group of architects, engineers and private citizens offers recommendations today about how to rebuild the Big Easy in the wake of Katrina. Dan Grech looks at the proposals.

Walgreens' dilemma

The chain drug store has found itself in the middle of the culture war over abortion. Now what's it going to do? Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
Posted In: Health

HIV awareness in India

The world's second most populous country is marking World AIDS Day today by trying to raise awareness about the disease... with cell phones. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Health

BlackBerry setback

The makers of the BlackBerry e-mail device have suffered setback in their efforts to settle a lawsuit over use of the technology that powers the PDA. Ethan Lindsey sorts out the details.

More expensive credit

Credit card companies have begun to raise finance charges for unpaid balances. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at why.

Genetic test standards

Genetic policy watchdogs are calling on the government to set standards for the growing number of genetic tests offered to consumers. Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health