Marketplace AM for July 5, 2007

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Hello? Social networking's on the phone

Ccube is putting a new twist on social networking websites like MySpace. It's bringing the concept of connecting strangers with similar interests direct to your phone, with so many bells and whistles it made Cash Peters' head spin.
Posted In: Science
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Washington at odds over VA funding

Hundreds of thousands of disabled Veterans are waiting months, sometimes years, to receive disability benefits from the Veterans Administration. Congress is trying to add to the VA's budget, but not everyone is happy with the price tag. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Sony seeking songwriters

Recording giant Sony BMG is trying to renegotiate a contract with Michael Jackson to allow the company to get into the publishing side of the music industry. Times of London's Dan Sabbagh says it all depends how big a check they're ready to write.
Posted In: Entertainment
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More and more jobs land in India

India's tech and services sectors are growing by leaps and bounds. This year, revenues in the tech sector alone are expected to reach $50 billion. And a lot of that dough is coming from American companies, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs
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Too much wine in Europe

That's right, so much wine that European taxpayers are pouring close to a billion dollars a year into getting rid of all the excess grapes. So yesterday the E.U. proposed an overhaul of the wine sector. Jill Barshay has details.
Posted In: Canada
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China with a capital C

A new Price Waterhouse Coopers report predicts the Chinese stock market will lead the world in IPOs this year, but Shanghai dropped 5 percent today. Financial Times' Robin Kwong says government worries about an economic bubble have investors worried too.
Posted In: Canada
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Roswell cashing in on UFO business

For better or worse, the legendary UFO incident of 1947 forever changed the town of Roswell, New Mexico, but somewhere along the line its residents learned to embrace the folklore. And cash in on it. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Old citizenship rates going, going...

There's been a surge in citizenship applications across the country in the past six months. Patriotic fervor? More likely, immigrants are hoping to avoid the 69 percent increase in the application fee. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

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