Marketplace AM for March 10, 2006

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Bonds to bands

Junk bond trader turned rock guitarist Pete Veru talks to host Cheryl Glaser about his transition from Wall Street to the music business.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Wait until next year

Many critics are already calling the inaugural World Baseball Classic a bust, but business of sports expert Diana Nyad tells host Scott Jagow the event is really more about the future than the present.
Posted In: Sports
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European Union and the Palestinians

European foreign ministers are meeting today to consider economic aid for the Palestinians, which Israel and the US have already cut off after the election victory by Hamas. The EU may follow suit. Stephen Beard reports.
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Pirates of the Yangtze

Piracy of American products in China is rampant. Today, the Chinese created a special court to handle intellectual property cases. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.
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Dubai Ports World deal

In the wake of Dubai Ports World's announcement to transfer operations of US ports to a US entity, Sam Eaton looks at whether the arrangement could be a template for future deals involving foreign control of US assets.
Posted In: Canada, Washington
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What's on the Tube?

Lisa Napoli looks at the ramifications of the deal between the Tube Music Network and Tribune Broadcasting Corp. to offer digital multicasts to more than 14 million households by summer.
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Of jobs and interest rates

The Labor Department releases its February job statistics today and economists expect them to show the economy created nearly a quarter million new jobs. But Alisa Roth tells us what's good news for job seekers might be bad news for Wall Street.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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Bird flu preparations

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt warned states and municipalities to prepare now for a possible bird flu pandemic. But Curt Nickisch reports that some localities complain the feds need to pony up more money.
Posted In: Health
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Cue the billionaires

The number of billionaires jumped 15% this year over last, according to Forbes magazine. Eric Niiler tell us why more people have joined the exclusive club.
Posted In: Economy
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Nanotechnology database

Those wondering whether certain consumer products are made with nanotechnology -- which some believe may be hazardous -- can now consult a new online database to find out. Janet Babin reports.
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Highest bidder for Knight-Ridder

At least a couple of groups might be ready to pay big money for newspaper chain Knight Ridder. Amy Scott reports.

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