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Marketplace AM for July 28, 2006

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Big Dig shutdown affecting businesses

Nearly three weeks since the partial collapse of a tunnel in Boston's Big Dig project, Steve Tripoli finds transportation-dependent businesses have had to adapt.

Click-fraud settlement

The judge in Google's click-fraud case yesterday approved the search engine's $90 million settlement proposal and ruled that proposed efforts to end the practice are fair. Lisa Napoli reports.

Virtual American Apparel

Trendy clothier American Apparel today becomes the first retailer to open up shop in the virtual online world Second Life. Charla Bear reports it could be the start of a trend.
Posted In: Science

NFL draft holdouts

How can NFL training camp holdouts hurt a team's bottom line? Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad talks with host Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Sports

Summer's hottest date movie

Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier talk about the unexpected crossover appeal and staying power of "The Devil Wears Prada."

Slow growth might be good growth

New GDP figures out today show considerable slowing in the growth of the US economy. Whether that's good news or bad news depends on who you talk to. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

What happened to the windfall tax?

With big oil companies reporting massive earnings, Amy Scott takes a look at what happened to proposals for a windfall profits tax.
Posted In: Washington

Wal-Mart's leaving Germany

Wal-Mart has finally admitted defeat and pulled out of Germany. The world's biggest retailing chain is selling its German stores at fire sale prices. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Sweet deal with Mexico

After arguing about sugar for nearly a decade, today the US and Mexico have a deal. The US will allow Mexican sugar to come in to the States and Mexico will open up its market to US corn syrup. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada