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Marketplace AM for July 18, 2006

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Expensive cents

An Arizona congressman proposes retiring the penny today, but his state stands to benefit from the move. And many consumers are fearful that it would lead to higher prices. Alex Cohen reports.

Harley Davidson earnings up

The "Hog" maker said yesterday its second quarter earnings rose three percent. Chuck Quirmbach looks at what fueled the growth.
Posted In: Wall Street

Charging your tuition?

More college students are carrying tuition debt on their credit cards. Jane Lindholm reports.

Afghan carpet makers

Makers of traditional Afghan carpets are looking to get back into the US market after decades of war decimated the trade. Miranda Kennedy reports.

The price of non-things

Seem like your paycheck just doesn't go as far as it used to? Commentator J.D. Samant argues non-things can be just as expensive as actual things.

It's 'Doughnut Hole Day'

Democrats today are highlighting Medicare's "Doughnut Hole" coverage gap, but there's disagreement over just how many people will actually fall into the hole. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Internet gambling arrests

US authorities have arrested the British CEO of an online gambling company and charged 10 other execs with racketeering. The move comes just a week after the US House passed a bill cracking down on Internet betting. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Army Corps appropriations

The Senate today considers giving the Army Corps of Engineers $10 billion for new navigation and flood control projects. But after the New Orleans levee breaches, many lawmakers want outside supervision. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Tech earnings

IBM and Yahoo today kick off a week of earning reports from major tech companies. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes a look at what Wall Street is expecting.
Posted In: Wall Street

Northwest's gas guzzling planes

While the carrier may have solved its labor problems, Annie Baxter reports it still has its hands full with an aging, inefficient fleet.