Marketplace AM for July 13, 2007
Posted In: Canada, Crime
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: Jobs
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: Canada, Wall Street
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: Entertainment
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, Jobs
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.
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.