Marketplace AM for May 17, 2006

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Why Net neutrality matters

The current debate in Congress could change the Internet as we know it. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli talks to host Mark Austin Thomas
Posted In: Science, Washington

Starting to feel the sting of inflation

This morning the government released its monthly index of how much things cost, the Consumer Price Index.Should the inflation hawks be nervous? Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy

Confused Congress?

Lawmakers for weeks have been discussing lobbying reform legislation that clamps down on pork-barrel spending. But today the House begins debate on an appropriations bill full of anonymous 'earmark' spending. Say what? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

More H1B visas on the table

The immigration debate has focused on illegal, unskilled labor, but the Senate bill also includes a plan to allow more skilled foreign workers into the US. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

US and Japan talk beef

US cattlemen are hoping for a second chance with one of their best customers. Negotiations between US and Japanese officials regarding the resumption of American beef exports to Japan are expected to start today. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada

Mexico to buck nationalization trend?

America's neighbor to the south is considering changes to its constitution to allow private companies more participation in the state-controlled energy sector. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Hollywood hoping for a hit

After mediocre box office receipts for Poseidon and Mission Impossible: III, Hollywood is hoping for a home-run with the much-hyped Da Vinci Code, debuting today at the Cannes Film Festival. Tess Vigeland has more.
Posted In: Canada

Get ready for cell phones on planes

What happens after the FCC auction of communications spectrum for in-flight wireless licenses? Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Science

Asian-owned businesses on rise

The number of Asian-owned businesses grew at more than twice the national rate for all US companies, according to Census Bureau statistics out Tuesday. Curt Nickisch reports.

T-Mobile's marketing ploy: honesty

The cell phone provider pulls even in customer satisfaction with rival Verizon Wireless for the first time according to a survey out Tuesday. Jason Paur reports.

NSA phone spying case getting murkier

USA Today reported last week that three major phone companies have been turning over records to the National Security Agency. But Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth are denying that — sort of. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Washington

Classical musicians head to China

While classically trained musicians in the US may have difficulty finding work these days, opportunity abounds in China. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

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