Marketplace AM for May 26, 2006

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Bioplastic becoming a real competitor

Most of the plastic in this country is made from petroleum, a nonrenewable source. But it doesn't have to be. A company in Nebraska is making an innovative plastic — from corn. Sarah Gardner reports.

Toxic ships

Miranda Kennedy reports on one of India's most hazardous jobs: ship scrapping.

Enron legacy

Newly-convicted Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling both plan to appeal, but whatever happens the case has changed the legal landscape for corporations. Alisa Roth reports.

New Dell PCs will have Google inside

The computer maker and search giant confirmed yesterday that Dell would pre-package Google software in its new PCs. Cheryl Glaser looks at the implications.
Posted In: Science

Real-life cloak of invisibility

It may sound like science fiction, but researchers yesterday reported it could be possible to make things invisible. Janet Babin looks at some of the commercial implications.
Posted In: Science

Starbucks in Brazil

The coffee retailer announced yesterday it was bringing its trademark mermaid to Brazil. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Job Files: Pub owner

This installment of the Job Files visits a pub owner in Kent, England.
Posted In: Canada

Russian oil flexes muscle

Moscow is floating a plan to take over three oil projects that are now being run by Western companies. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Singapore loosens up

It's not known for being a wild and crazy place, but today Singapore gave Las Vegas Sands a contract to build what will be the most expensive casino in the world. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

A new British invasion

The Times of London said today it's launching an American edition in New York. Guess who owns the Times?Everyone's favorite media mogul, Rupert Murdoch. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

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