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Marketplace AM for May 11, 2006

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Why our economy's still growing

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss why the US economy continues to grow despite soaring energy costs and rising interest rates.
Posted In: Economy

New player in high-speed Internet game

Millions of Americans connect to the Internet with high-speed connections from their phone or cable company. But now electricity companies are starting to get into the mix with Broadband over Power Lines or BPL. From Pittsburgh, Mark Nootbaar reports.
Posted In: Science

Northwest's $1 billion loss

The airline on Wednesday reported a quarterly loss of $1.1 billion. Tess Vigeland looks at how the mounting red ink is likely to impact Northwest's efforts to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Landline-osaurus?

Verizon and other telecom companies are looking to sell portions of their vast network of phone lines as more consumers disconnect their landlines. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Infomercials at 55,000 feet

In an effort to find new sources of revenue, airlines are increasingly selling in-flight programming time to infomercials. Scott Tong has more.

Buy American 2.0

Against the backdrop of layoffs and slumping sales figures, the US auto industry has begun providing money to retired auto workers to tout the economic benefits of buying American-made cars. Jeff Tyler reports.

Palestinian Authority runs out of gas

Palestinian officials warn its territories in Gaza and the West Bank will run out of fuel today. Hilary Krieger looks at the toll on an already battered economy.
Posted In: Canada

Gaming gets back to kid stuff

Video game makers and players are in LA this week for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. One thing you won't find this year — scantily clad women. There's a reason for it, Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Science

Recouping virtual hotel taxes

If you're getting ready to book your summer vacation online, consider this: Those online travel agencies aren't paying all their taxes. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Wooing the London Exchange

The NASDAQ stock market, already rebuffed once, has raised its stake in the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange is flirting with the idea of making its own bid. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

The NSA's got your number

The National Security Agency has secretly been collecting the phone records of millions of Americans. Who's giving it them? The phone companies. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street