Marketplace AM for May 29, 2006

Episode Description 

Even aspiring pop stars can telecommute

You might think the life of a young pop singer means long hours on the road between gigs, but Stephen Beard has the story of a once-struggling British singer who found fame courtesy of a Webcam.
Posted In: Science

More than convenient, it's Famima!!

A Japanese convenience store chain aims to give 7-Eleven a run for its Slurpee. Andrea Gardner reports.

India hikes gas prices

Unable to afford continued gasoline subsidies, the Indian government today raised prices at the pump. Miranda Kennedy has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Stay home this summer

Tourism agencies around the country are hoping to cash in on high gas and air travel prices by encouraging locals to vacation in their own backyard. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.

Cable companies, listen up

More people are using broadband Internet connections at home, but they're choosing DSL because it's cheaper says a new report. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Summer job season

Many of the nation's high schools have closed for summer break. Alex Cohen reports these days, teens needn't settle for jobs flipping burgers to make summer bucks.

NFL Commish

Jeb Bush? Condoleeza Rice? They've both been named as possible successors to outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Ethan Lindsey takes a look at the requirements for the job.
Posted In: Sports

An unexpected cost of ethanol

As increased ethanol production eats up more and more of the nation's corn harvest, an unintended consequence will be higher meat prices at the grocery store. Dan Grech reports.

Waging economic war against Iran

The White House is reported to be planning an all-out financial attack on Iran over its plans to enrich uranium. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

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