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Marketplace AM for July 14, 2006

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How to save up to 30 percent on gas

Host Scott Jagow talks to author Ron Hollenbeck about tips for getting better gas mileage. And it's not just driving less — though that'll work too.

Hollywood's 'drop' phenomenon

Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier about films that have a huge opening weekend at the box office — and then seem to disappear.

Funding Hezbollah

Host Scott Jagow talks to Cambridge University Professor George Joffe about where Hezbollah's funding comes from on the second day of attacks — and counter attacks — between that group and Israel.
Posted In: Canada

G8 to talk energy security

Leaders of the Group of 8 leading nations are heading for St. Petersburg, Russia for this weekend's summit, where President Putin will try to convince them Russia is a dependable supplier of oil and gas. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Another win in Merck's column

With yesterday's verdict in New Jersey, Merck has now won more than half of the Vioxx liability lawsuits filed against it. Is the decision to fight individual cases paying off? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Boeing v. Airbus

The two aviation giants have already begun posturing in advance of next week's Farnborough air show, during which billions of dollars in new contracts is expected to be awarded. Jason Paur reports.

Think you've got a bad boss?

A new Internet contest allows disgruntled workers to get back at their bosses. Hillary Wicai has the story.

Protest profiteers

Mexico City's central plaza has been full of election protestors lately. And those protestors bring their pesos. Dan Grech reports on one sector of the economy that thrives on dissent.
Posted In: Canada

Resale bling

With gold prices climbing back toward record highs, Hillary Wicai wonders if there are any resale treasures hiding in her jewelry box. She fills us in on the market for scrap gold.