Marketplace AM for July 9, 2007

Episode Description 

Parents make easy prey

Most moms and dads these days are over-tired, over-stressed and over-worried that they're not doing the right thing when it comes to raising their kids, says author Susan Gregory Thomas. And, she says, that makes them easy targets for marketers.
Posted In: Books

Baseball's newest position: translator

Major League Baseball's rosters are increasingly being filled by foreign-born players, and that trend has translated into a new job opportunity for people fluent in certain languages, including baseball, Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs, Sports

Wanted: Parts for clean energy

There's been such a demand for clean, renewable energy in recent years that parts makers around the world are running short on the stuff windmills are made of, reports today's Wall Street Journal. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada

Paying real dollars for ghost gas

A quick science lesson this morning: The volume of gas expands in heat. Retail gas prices are based on a temperature of 60 degrees. That means when it's hotter you're paying the same price for less gas. Sam Eaton has more details.

Troop withdrawal back up for debate

There's a $650 billion defense authorization bill on the Senate's table, and with $130 billion earmarked to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops' presence there is fair game for debate again. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Best stock prices guaranteed

New rules go into effect on U.S. markets today. They're designed to make sure that everyone gets the best stock price available, no matter how big or small the transaction. Good for small-time investors, but maybe not for everyone. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Boeing's Dreamliner come true

The sleek, new Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first public appearance yesterday in Everett, Washington, but the event had an international flair befitting a plane built in several countries and bound for several foreign carriers. Jason Paur reports.
Posted In: Travel

Zimbabwe in crisis

Citizens of Zimbabwe have been faced with staggering 4,000% inflation, but President Robert Mugabe's latest move to address the situation is about to leave the African nation without food or gas to buy at any price. Gretchen Wilson fills us in.
Posted In: Canada

Landmark corporate trial gets underway

At issue in the civil case against Drummond is whether an American company can be held accountable for human rights violations committed elsewhere. The case is a first and its outcome could have far-reaching implications. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

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