Marketplace AM for January 20, 2006

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Evo Morales

Evo Morales is to be sworn in this weekend as Bolivia's first indigenous president. Dan Grech looks at how the left-leaning Morales is likely to impact the economy, in both his country and the Americas as a whole.
Posted In: Canada

What's in a name?

Many young actors in Britain are steering clear of the country's actors union because they've already invested too much in marketing themselves under their own names. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports.

The reliability of computerized exchanges

While the NASDAQ and the Japanese stock market attempt to sort out the computer glitches that have disrupted trading recently, some market watchers are starting to question the headlong rush to computerized trading. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Google's government subpoena

The government has subpoenaed records from Google as part of efforts to crack down on Internet pornography. Bob Moon looks at the impact the move is likely to have on search engines and Web portals.

Energy manipulation

New government rules out this week are designed to prevent Enron-style interference in energy markets. But are they really enough? Alisa Roth has more.

I want my ESPN

Some lawmakers are balking at "family-friendly" packages of TV programming that cable companies and others are offering, because they don't include sports channels. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Sports

Maine law requires electronics recycling

A new law in Maine requires manufacturers to pick up the cost of recycling old TVs and computer monitors. Sam Eaton looks at whether other states are considering similar laws, and how the TV and computer industries are reacting to the trend.

Tequila deal

The US and Mexico have reached a deal that will have tequila fans in the US reaching for the salt and lime. Brian Watt has more.
Posted In: Canada

The Job Files: Park Keeper

Today's installment of the job files looks at Ken Mitchell, who maintains the skating rinks for Minneapolis' city parks.

Oil prices in an insecure world

The price of oil hit more than $67 a barrel in overseas trading today -- its highest level in four months. After some handwringing about Iran and fretting about Nigeria, the market got downright freaked by Osama bin Laden on Thursday. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Registered Traveler program

Who wouldn't want to skip those horrible airport security lines? But what if you had to give fingerprints, and a copy of your credit history, and property records to do it? As Alisa Roth tells us, that's just what the government is expected to offer when it unveils the new Registered Traveler program today.

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