Marketplace AM for May 5, 2006

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Hockey's big comeback

Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad talks to host Scott Jagow about the resurgence of NHL hockey following a bitter lockout.
Posted In: Sports

Porn + MP3 = Profit

Daily Variety editor Michael Speier talks to host Mark Austin Thomas about the porn industry's embrace of new technology and what it means to the entertainment industry as a whole.
Posted In: Science

Wages up, jobs down

The Labor Department released April job statistics today. Next week the Federal Reserve Board will scrutinize the stats for signs the economy is overheating. They won't have to look too far, John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Freud's legacy

Saturday marks the 150th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's birth. Lisa Napoli analyzes the industry he fathered.
Posted In: Science

Microsoft's next big thing?

The House of Gates on Thursday unveiled an ad auctioning system it hopes will be its next big revenue generator. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at whether it can compete with Google.
Posted In: Science

Kentucky Fried Derby

Yum Brands, parent company of KFC and other fast food chains, has a coming out party of sorts Saturday as the sponsor of this year's Kentucky Derby. Rachel Dornhelm looks at what the exposure is likely to mean for the relatively unknown company.

Foie gras flap

A California superior court judge hears arguments today in a case that tests whether the Whole Foods grocery chain can legally boycott suppliers that do business with California's only maker of foie gras. Sarah Gardner reports.

Cheney v. Putin

The vice president and the Kremlin exchanged verbal jabs over state control of Russia's oil reserves Thursday. The jousting is bound to color discussions at this summer's G8 summit in Russia. Alasdair Sanford reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Porsche eyes china

The German automaker begins marketing its luxury ride in the Communist country with a growing taste for high-end goods. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Reliance trading a go

Today trading begins on one of India's biggest companies, Reliance Petroleum. The company set a world record when it went public two weeks ago. Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi.
Posted In: Investing

Strong (Canadian) dollar

The value of the Canadian "loonie" compared to the US dollar is as high as it's been in nearly 30 years following Thursday trading. But that's not necessarily a good thing for Canadian businesses. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

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