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Marketplace AM for June 19, 2007

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Reality's new spin on tourism

A tour company in India is opening a new world to visitors. It's offering guided tours through the Dharavi squatter settlement, the largest urban slum in Asia. Miranda Kennedy has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Keeping tabs on global warming claims

Companies across the globe are increasingly touting their efforts to reduce carbon emissions. But are they for real? A new Web service, soon available on cell phones, offers a reality check. Amy Scott reports.

Cadbury Schweppes losing its fizz

The company behind 7-Up, Dr Pepper and Snapple says it's likely to sell the U.S. unit that makes those beverages. And it'll shed thousands of workers in a major cost-cutting move. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Not on investors' super value menu

Wendy's has made it official: It's hanging out the "for sale" sign. But the fast food company's been hinting that it might be looking for a buyer since April and speculators may have pushed the stock price too high. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

That'll be $5.29... and 472 calories

Starting July 1, some restaurants in New York City will have to display calorie counts in type as large as the menu items themselves. The state's restaurant association has filed suit, saying the rule change is unfair. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health, New York

Oil prices spike on threat of strike

Expect a temporary rise in gas prices. The price of oil has surged, partly because labor unions in Nigeria, the world's eighth largest exporter of crude, have called for a strike. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Taking from oil and giving to green

The Senate Finance Committee today is scheduled to vote on legislation that would rev up research into green energy at the expense of the oil industry. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Washington

Nuts & Bolts: Pulling the plug

Business isn't going so well, but how do you know when to cut your losses? It's a difficult decision, and the serial entrepreneurs among our listeners have some smart advice for the first-timers. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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