Marketplace AM for December 7, 2006

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High-tech holiday picks for beginners

Xbox 360, Wii, PSP3 — how do you choose? Is there an iPod alternative? Host Brian Watt asks's Brian Cooley which expensive toys make the best gifts for novices.
Posted In: Science

College football politics

Host Mark Austin Thomas asks business of sports expert David Carter about whether anyone's happy with the BCS system. He says the bigger question is, how can NCAA football balance its growing commercialization?
Posted In: Sports

Hard Rock sold!

Florida's Seminole tribe has snapped up the famed Hard Rock chain of cafes, casinos, concert and hotel venues. And it may have been a steal, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Travel

Study: Cell phones don't cause cancer

Researchers have <i>almost</i> definitively debunked the rumored link between cell phone use and cancer. Janet Babin has details.
Posted In: Health, Science

Investing in Iraq's oil

Years of sabotage, corruption and neglect have left Iraq's oil industry struggling. Some analysts estimate it needs $20 billion in new investment to get back on track. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Google makes a deal with British TV

Google has signed on with British satellite TV firm BSkyB to develop its broadband services &mdash; and it's an alliance that Hollywood's going to be watching closely, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Barnes & Noble for sale?

Shares of the bookseller's stock were up Wednesday after an analyst suggested the company may be ripe for a leveraged buyout. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

FDA to review drug-coated stents

Drug-coated stents used to prop open clogged arteries have some big advantages, but studies suggest they could carry dangerous risks too. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Drugmakers press India

U.S. pharmaceutical companies want to set up shop in India, but not until it strengthens its patent laws. Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada

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