Marketplace AM for July 17, 2006

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What's propelling the auto alliance proposal?

Host Cheryl Glaser and Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan look at what's behind the push to partner GM with Nissan and Renault. It may not be what you think.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Wisconsin-grown ginseng

Wisconsin grows the world's most sought-after ginseng, but trademark piracy has made it harder to know if you're getting the real thing. Brian Bull reports on efforts underway in the state to reclaim the glory days of ginseng.
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Small business adapts in Middle East

The Israeli-Hezbollah warfare has taken a human and economic toll on both sides. Hilary Krieger reports on small business owners in Northern Israel, trying to stay afloat while trying to stay alive.
Posted In: Canada
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Stem cell bill

The Senate today begins debate on a bill that could open the door for more federal funding of stem cell research. But President Bush has vowed to stamp his first-ever veto on the legislation. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington
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Hertz IPO

The car-rental company bought out by private equity firms in December is expected to go public sometime this week. Janet Babin reports.
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Drug store health clinics

There's a new trend in health care delivery: Your neighborhood drug store could soon offer in-store clinics that might save you a trip to the doctor's office. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health
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High noon at Northwest

Starting today Northwest can impose wage and benefit cuts on its flight attendants as part of restructuring efforts. Flight attendants have threatened surprise walkouts — but passengers may have the final say. Larry Schooler reports.
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Private equity bonanza

US private equity firms raised nearly $100 billion over the first six months of the year, a 43% jump over the same period last year. But having so many dollars in play could mean too much of a good thing. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy
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Strong plane sales ahead?

The soaring price of oil has been bad news for most of the world's airlines, but plane manufacturers say aircraft sales could take off anyway. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada
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Hurricane Katrina reimbursement

It's been almost 11 months since Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast, and this week the first federal checks should finally go out to people who lost their homes in the storm. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Conflict continues in the Middle East

Violence between the Israeli Army and Hezbollah guerillas continues for a sixth day. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Karby Leggett who is covering the story from Jerusalem.
Posted In: Canada

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