Marketplace AM for May 12, 2006

Episode Description 

Search engines spreading spyware

A study out today from antivirus firm McAfee found that 9% of paid-search ads have spyware — and 5% of all sites popping up in search results are dangerous to your computer's health.Janet Babin Reports.
Posted In: Science

Mom Corps recruiting

In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, Hillary Wicai reports on a job-placement service exclusively for corporate-minded moms looking to work part-time to keep their skills sharp.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Recycling chic

A pair of London entrepreneurs are taking old clothes and turning them into new styles — and profits. Rachel Louise Snyder reports.
Posted In: Canada

Phone companies in the hot seat

AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth are going to have to answer to the American people. The companies have been handing over phone records to the government, and the lawsuit parade is already underway. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Washington

Canadian pharmacies make a comeback

With the new Medicare drug benefit enrollment deadline fast approaching, Canadian pharmacies are trying to convince American seniors it's still cheaper to buy north of the border. Steve McNalley reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health, Washington

Kicking MySpace out of school

The hugely popular social networking Web site MySpace has caught the attention of advertisers. But a lot of young people use it and that could get the attention of Congress. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Job Files: Exotic pet hospital

This installment of The Job Files visits an unusual animal hospital in New York City.

Ads getting harder to skip

A new marketing strategy takes product placement to the next level, blurring the line between TV content and advertising even more. Alex Cohen tells us, we better get used to it.

Students protest med school quotas

Medical students in India are protesting a plan to reserve half of the seats at India's most prestigious universities for people from the lowest ranks of society. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

High gas prices weakening demand... a little

High oil prices are hitting consumers in the US and elsewhere. The International Energy Agency said today the higher cost of crude is cutting growth in demand for gas. From London, Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Economy