Marketplace AM for July 13, 2007

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British judges are wiggin' out

A ruling this week in the U.K. removes the centuries-old tradition of judges and lawyers wearing wing collars and horse-hair wigs in non-criminal cases. It'll save the government a bundle, but it's a harsh sentence for blokes in the legalwear business.
Posted In: Canada, Crime
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Outsourcing, it's in the mail

The U.S. Postal Service has been handing more and more delivery routes to private contractors and letter carriers don't like it. Yesterday they agreed on wages and benefits, but the use of outside contractors still needs to be addressed. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Lots of American kids still in poverty

A government report card on child well-being out today will show that we haven't made any progress lowering the child poverty rate in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson has details.
Posted In: Health, Washington
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It's a market rally ripple

Following Wall Street's record-setting day yesterday, markets around the world went up, up, up today. But some folks are still worried about the weak dollar and inflation... and one of them might be Ben Bernanke, says money manager David Buik.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street
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Island shopping

You know you've always wanted your own private island escape. Turns out there are plenty of these jewels for sale... and you only have to be moderately wealthy to afford them. Chana Joffe-Walt checks out some property off the Seattle coast.
Posted In: Housing
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The Return of the 3D Movie!

Filmgoers can expect to see more of this throwback to the 1950s coming out of Hollywood. The glasses are still goofy but the technology is all grown up, and studio execs expect audiences will keep paying more for the improved experience. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Hollywood's recalculating residuals

The big movie and TV studios wants to come up with a new formula for how residuals are paid to writers, actors and directors get when their work is rebroadcast, but they could have a big fight on their hands. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs
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Ecospot: Shoot an ad, win a hybrid

Al Gore is following up on his global rock concert with a new contest to create ads raising awareness of climate change. And the YouTube generation is welcome to join in on the fun. Dan Grech reports.

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