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Marketplace AM for July 11, 2006

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Q2 on Wall Street

Second quarter earnings reports are expected to be strong, but don't count on Wall Street to react positively. Bob Moon explains why some investors may not be impressed, even though earnings may be impressive.
Posted In: Wall Street

Storm insurance on trial

Much is at stake in the first trial into whether insurance companies are responsible for the flood and storm-surge damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. Sarah Gardner has more.

Bringing Blu-ray and HD-DVD together

Been waiting to see which high definition format wins out? One firm has developed a laser head that can read both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs — but do consumers even want high definition? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Medicare misinformation

Government auditors find insurance companies give incorrect information about the new Medicare drug benefit program two-thirds of the time. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Sobering news for wine industry

A new study finds global climate change could dry up the multi-billion-dollar US wine industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story.

Electric car 2.0

A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are looking to compete against traditional automakers in popularizing electric cars. Rachel Dormhelm reports.
Posted In: Science

Congress putting a stop to Internet gambling?

This morning the House of Representatives starts debating a bill that would declare online gambling illegal. Of course, saying it and enforcing it are two different things. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Impaired in the workplace

Drugs or alcohol addictions can take a big toll in the workplace — but recognizing the problem often falls on the shoulders of concerned or frustrated coworkers. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Registered traveler program still at the gate

Travel commentator Rudy Maxa says airports would welcome a two-tier security check-in system if the Transportation Security Administration can work out the kinks.

UK to OK new nuclear plants

Today the British government is expected to publish the findings of a major review of its energy policy and give the go-ahead to build a new generation of nuclear power plants. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada