Marketplace AM for June 13, 2006

Episode Description 

Hemorrhaging tuition money

College has gotten so expensive that many students can't just count on what their parents may have saved up. Commentator Jonathan Hobbs gives us a good laugh over that one.

Gulf Coast oyster trade still struggling

With the year's first named storm battering the Gulf Coast, Sam Eaton checks in on how the region's oyster industry has recovered from last year's storms.

World markets in free fall

As stock traders worry that US interest rate hikes will trigger a global slowdown in the economy, markets around the world continue to plunge.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Markets brace for PPI report

Financial markets around the world today await the first of two reports on inflationary trends due out this week. An increase in the Producer Price Index could trigger a global stock sell-off. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

Private sector leads disaster prep

Last year, Wal-Mart was praised for responding to the hurricanes faster than the government. As Florida's Gulf Coast braces for Alberto, it looks like the retailer is at it again. Dan Grech reports from Miami.
Posted In: Washington

Hurricane survivors rally in DC

Survivors from hurricanes Katrina and Rita are scheduled to rally in the nation's capital today to protest cuts in federal housing assistance. Eric Niiler reports.
Posted In: Washington

Budget deficit getting better?

The government reports that the federal budget deficit in May was higher than a year ago, but that the deficit overall is on pace to shrink by the end of the fiscal year. Tess Vigeland checks it out.
Posted In: Washington

Brazilian soccer sells

Six-time champion Brazil makes its debut in the 2006 World Cup today and the nation is using its prowess on the soccer field to promote trade. Paulo Prada reports from Rio de Janeiro.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

'Reelz' movie previews

You know all those previews for upcoming films they play at the movies? A new cable channel aims to serve the same function 24 hours a day. But will anyone watch? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Russian oil IPO

Russia has revealed details of what could be one of the biggest IPOs in history. The Kremlin is preparing to float shares in the oil giant Rosneft on the London Stock exchange. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada