Marketplace AM for November 29, 2005

Episode Description 

A piece of the old sod

Everyone already knows about the real estate boom in the US. Commentator Jean Roznik introduces us to the hot housing market in Ireland.

Remittances from the Gulf

Remittance payments by Latino laborers to their families abroad is funneling money away from the recovering Gulf Coast. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Air traffic turbulence

Mediators have been asked to help calm contentious contract talks between the FAA and the union representing the nation's air traffic controllers. Jane Lindholm reports.

Tackling illegal immigration

President Bush is touring the Southwest this week talking about his policy on illegal immigration. Yesterday he stopped in Tucson, and today it's on to El Paso. His message? It's the economy, stupid. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Canada

The world post-Kyoto

Environmental officials from around the world are in Montreal trying to hammer out a new round of greenhouse gas limits once the Kyoto protocol expires. Steve NcNally reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

The Gold Bug takes off

Fears that inflation could stall economic growth have investors pushing up the price of precious metals. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Security contractors - accountable to whom?

A new videotape purportedly shows private security contractors in Iraq firing on civilians. Private contractors in Iraq operate under the same rules as the US military, and cannot be prosecuted by Iraqi officials. Stephen Beard reports.

Whither charitable giving?

After the Asian tsunami and Gulf Coast hurricanes, is there any money left for other charities during the holiday season? Nancy Farghalli reports.

Time to get in shape?

Now that all the turkey's gone, many are hoping to shed the extra pounds it left behind by joining a gym. Andrea Gardner reports.

China's currency

The US has stopped short of calling China a currency manipulator. Instead, it will keep pressuring on China to revalue its currency, which would make exports to the US more expensive. In China, reaction was guarded. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.

Cable ala carte

Cable companies are being pushed by consumers to let them pay only for the channels they want, known as "a la carte billing." That movement just got a big new advocate. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

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