Marketplace AM for June 26, 2007

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'Sicko' could cure American apathy

Michael Moore's latest film comes out this week, and commentator Jamie Court thinks it might provide the emotional kick in the pants Americans need to finally demand universal health care and put private insurers out of business.
Posted In: Entertainment, Health

Education gaps slow U.K. productivity

Britain has enjoyed huge economic gains lately, but a new survey says overall rates of illiteracy and poor math skills are dragging down how productive the nation's workforce can be. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

NYC tourism headed to China

New York City has made the list. It's reached a deal to be added to a select group of U.S. tourism destinations allowed to promote themselves to Communist China's booming middle class. They have cash and they're ready to travel, Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada, New York, Travel

Full SEC board faces Capitol Hill grilling

It doesn't happen often, but for the first time in a decade, all five members of the SEC will walk the Hill to answer questions from Congress on hedge funds, executive pay and market oversight. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing, Washington

Seminoles plan global Hard Rock reach

The Indian tribe bought the cafe, restaurant and hotel chain for close to $1 billion, and now has plans to take the franchise overseas to Europe, South America, China and India. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Immigration bill up for vote

The Senate is expected today to vote on an immigration bill. If it passes it could loosen restrictions on employment laws. It could also slam the door shut on amnesty. But that's all riding on a big "if," Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

ATM turns 40

The automated teller machine made its debut in North London 40 years ago tomorrow and, just like that, no more racing to the bank on Friday to ensure sufficient weekend cash flow. Janet Babin has the story.

Sorry Britain, BAE probe's a go

The U.S. Department of Justice officially launched its probe into an alleged arms deal bribery scandal involving British defense contractor BAE. This is a major embarrassment for one of our closest political allies, Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

Big Oil ready to say adios to Venezuela?

Venezuela today will sign nationalization pacts with foreign oil companies. Meaning the government takes over part of the companies' holdings in oil projects there. But a couple big names may throw in the towel instead. Brian Ellsworth reports.
Posted In: Canada

Nuts & Bolts: Small-time capital

When you're not up for venture capital but still need cash, where do you go? Steve Tripoli talks to small business-owners about how they approached the money chase... and how they'd do it differently if they could start again.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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