Marketplace AM for June 8, 2006

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Bernanke, inflation and the markets

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the market's reaction to recent comments by Fed chief Ben Bernanke on inflation.

US soccer headed to new heights?

Business of sports expert David Carter and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss how the World Cup soccer tournament could spark greater interest in US professional soccer.
Posted In: Sports

Al-Zarqawi death drops oil prices

Oil prices dropped below $70 a barrel today after US-led airstrike yesterday killed al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Oil exports there have been the constant target of sabotage. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Reducing oil dependency 25 by 25

The latest proposal to wean the US off Middle Eastern oil is called 25 by 25. It calls for us to get a quarter of our energy from renewable sources by 2025. But getting it through Congress is another matter. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Washington

Semiconductor surge

A forecast out yesterday predicts double-digit growth for microchip sales by next year, but higher sales don't automatically translate into higher profits. Jeff Tyler reports.

Florida citrus ban

The US Department of Agriculture yesterday announced a ban on shipments of fresh Florida citrus fruit to other citrus-growing states to prevent the spread of citrus canker. Dan Grech reports on the impact.

Credit card spending up

Americans are putting more money on their credit cards these days. A new report from the Federal Reserve says borrowing jumped almost six percent in April. Tess Vigeland looks at possible reasons why.
Posted In: Economy

New take on Superfund

Given its ever-tighter budget to clean up contaminated sites, the EPA is trying a new tack: Selling Superfund sites to developers who agree to remove toxic substances. Alex Cohen reports.

Inflation fears deflating world markets

Concern about inflation and interest rates is cutting deeper and deeper into world markets. Today, Asian stocks fell to their lowest levels in months. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Delta hits more turbulence

It looked like things were finally going Delta's way. The bankrupt airline reached an agreement with its pilots union to save nearly $300 million a year. But now the government's calling the deal unfair. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

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