Marketplace AM for January 18, 2007

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Energy boom fallout in Utah

Oil and gas drilling has reached 21-year highs in parts of the West. But while business is booming, some longtime residents are worse off than ever before. Sam Eaton has the story.

Ultimate fighting's all about blood — and money

Decide for yourself if the sport is too violent, but there's no denying the money it's making. Is Corporate America ready to put its name behind mixed martial arts? David Carter says now might be the time.
Posted In: Sports

Exxon Mobil showing its greener side

After decades of fighting regulations and denying climate change is real, Big Oil is showing signs that it recognizes the science — and politics — of global warming have changed. But consumers beware, John Dimsdale reports.

Women don't stay on engineering track

A British study out today found that the number of women engineering students is up — but not the number of women working as engineers. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

Europe poised to tighten accounting rules

An EU regulation set to take effect next year could be even stricter than Sarbanes-Oxley — and that could stop the flow of businesses abandoning Wall Street to list on the London Exchange. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

London exchange on the offensive

The London Stock Exchange has stepped up its efforts to ward off a hostile takeover bid by NASDAQ, increasing its share buyback program by almost half a billion dollars. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Intel behaving badly?

European antitrust regulators reportedly are being urged by their investigators to charge the computer chip maker with anti-competitive practices. Steve Tripoli has details.
Posted In: Crime, Science

Coming together for the uninsured

America's 47 million uninsured are creating a health care crisis, and out of necessity has come a coalition of strange bedfellows working together for a solution. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Inflation watch: Consumer prices climb

The latest numbers from the Labor Department shoe that the Consumer Price Index rose half a percent, but economists say it's not cause for alarm. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

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