Marketplace AM for July 4, 2006

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Nissan, Renault to court GM

The boards of automakers Nissan and Renault yesterday approved talks with GM to create an alliance that would provide nearly one-quarter of all cars sold in the world. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Still too close to call in Mexico

Felipe Calderon appears to be the winner of Mexico's presidential election, but the country may be on the verge of political and possibly economic paralysis. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Hot dogs and politics

Lawmakers return to their districts this holiday week to meet and mingle with constituents. But the official Democratic and Republican talking points may not gibe with voters' economic concerns. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

FOIA as business strategy

The Freedom of Information Act turns 40 today. It was intended as a tool for journalists to keep government honest — but businesses use it more than anyone. Jeff Tyler reports.

Sunny forecast for fireworks sales?

Will stormy weather in rain-soaked parts of the country and intense drought in others put a crimp on legal fireworks sales? The pyrotechnics industry doesn't think so. Alex Cohen reports.

Hybrid burgers

Looking for the taste and chew of hamburger without the fat? Rachel Dornhelm samples a new grill option that's as much soy as it is beef.
Posted In: Health

New investment giant in Europe?

Europe could be on the brink of a new wave of takeover activity. Investment firm Permira has just raised the continent's largest-ever private equity fund. Stephen Beard fills us in.
Posted In: Canada

Fill'er up with biodiesel

Tess Vigeland reports on the growing number of motorists opting for biodiesel to fill their tanks.

Who Needs Sleep?

Lisa Napoli takes a look at one of the biggest occupational hazards in the film industry: lack of sleep.

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