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Marketplace AM for May 10, 2007

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Student loan regulation up for debate

As lawmakers consider greater oversight of the lucrative student loan industry, some universities are pushing for self-regulation. They claim the free market will spit out the bad seeds, but critics say that's misguided. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Filling up on sports coverage

From your cell phone to the gas pump, technology is making it easier than ever to watch games and get sports news just about anytime, anywhere. And that's nudging the industry ever closer to the entertainment model, says David Carter.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Potential peril from microwave popcorn

A chemical used to manufacture those popular microwaveable bags of popcorn is known to cause lung disease among food workers. There's renewed pressure on the FDA to remove diacetyl from its list of safe chemicals.

Russian-Canadian deal aims at Chrysler

A billionaire from Russia's new breed of entrepreneurs is investing heavily in a Canadian auto parts giant, and the ultimate target of the deal may be a buyout of iconic U.S. carmaker Chrysler.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship, Investing

Green or greenwash?

The magazine PR Week hosts a conference today for marketing types to swap stories and advice on "going green." So as more and more companies launch new environmental initiatives, how can you tell what's just window dressing? Sarah Gardner looks into it.

Border patrol forecasts economy

Researchers have stumbled across an interesting correlation between immigration and the economy: The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border appears to be a very good predictor of economic growth in the U.S. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Immigration

Profit still Apple of shareholders' eye

Apple remains in the SEC's sights for possible stock option backdating violations. Two of its shareholder groups want reform, but with profits soaring to the tune of 88 percent, it may be a hard sell. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pulling the plug on Galileo

Europe is withdrawing its challenge to America's GPS — for now. Ongoing squabbles between backers of the satellite navigation system have forced the European Commission to shelve it, but it may reemerge as a taxpayer-funded project. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science