Marketplace AM for June 9, 2005

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Can Bush sell CAFTA to congress?

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is on Bush's agenda. But some domestic actors are lined up against it; Chris Farrell explains.
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Bioprospecting under the sea

A new report from the UN University Institute for Advanced Studies warns the deep sea floor could become a commercial free-for-all. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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A new music evolution

Lisa Napoli talks to author Tim Riley about today's music industry: will it go the way of Bruce Springsteen or Beck?
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Black tie on a budget

Rent that tuxedo or go used? How about a gently-worn wedding dress — for less than 20% of its original cost? Jeff Tyler reports.

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