Marketplace AM for November 24, 2005

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Asia oil consumers

China, India, Japan, and South Korea sit down with Russian officials today to press their case that more Russian oil should be directed their way. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Bluetooth skiwear

With a new line of skiwear, you can use your cell phone and iPod without even having to take off your gloves. Janet Babin reports.

The diabetes effect

Diabetes not only impacts the health of millions of Americans, it's also taking a toll on the local economies where it's most prevalent. Andrea Gardner explains.
Posted In: Health

Chemical spill in China

China faces an environmental disaster after an explosion in a petrochemical factory. The accident's devastation highlights the huge environmental challenges afflicting China amid rapid economic growth. Ruth Kirchner has the story in Beijing.

No more last call in England

The British people can now get a drink at any time of day or night. In the biggest shake-up of the country's liquor licensing laws in almost a century, pubs and bars can serve around the clock. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

The Turkey Hotline

These days, there's a hotline for almost everything... even cooking a turkey. Meet Nancy Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey Talkline.

Goodbye discount cards

The government's new Medicare drug benefit program is prompting big pharmaceutical companies to discontinue their discount drug programs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Can you spam me now?

Verizon Wireless has sued a Florida company, alleging it sent text-message spam to 98,000 users. But this doesn't necessarily mean the genie of cell-phone spam is out of the bottle. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.

Easing the Bay State's heating blues

This week, Massachusetts residents have been bombarded with ways to lower their heating bills this winter. Monica Brady-Myerov has more.

Andean free trade

Trade talks between the US and three Andean nations are on the ropes today after negotiations broke down during the week. As Dan Grech reports, one of the sticking points is drugs, both legal and illegal.

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