Marketplace AM for November 10, 2006

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Denim couture craze fading?

Jeans have gone from low-brow to high fashion and designers are cashing in. But fashion is fickle and some say the high-priced denim trend could be on its way out. Janet Babin reports.

Saved by couscous

An exotic food has changed the fortunes of the Sicilian town of San Vito. Megan Williams tells us how.
Posted In: Canada

Finally some good news for U.S. automakers

Consumer Reports released its latest new car reliability ratings and several American vehicles scored well — at least for their first year. Steve Tripoli reports.

China to shed some dollars

In light of news that China plans to diversify its foreign reserve holdings away from U.S. treasuries, Steve Tripoli looks at how such a move could impact the U.S. and global economies.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

BP settles last Texas City lawsuit

A woman who lost her parents in the BP Texas City refinery blast has settled her case against the company out of court, which should have investors breathing a sigh of relief, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

See it, search it

New technology allows computer users to search for items by appearance rather than words. Amy Scott reports the innovation has piqued the interest of online retailers.
Posted In: Science

Veteran economics

Saturday is Veteran's Day, a time to honor those who have served our country. But disproportionate numbers of veterans are unemployed. Hillary Wicai reports.

Web 2.0: Making money

A weeklong conference looking at the future of the Internet wraps up today. It's all about monetizing the Web, Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Science

India hoping for nuclear nod

A controversial bill in the U.S. Congress would recognize India as a nuclear weapon state for the first time. Passage is uncertain but many U.S. companies are hoping it goes through. Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Disney makes a deal with UK telecom

The UK's largest telecom operator has bought the right to screen movies from Disney when it launches its on-demand video service next month. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment