Marketplace AM for November 29, 2006

Episode Description 

Subsidy is the problem

Commentator David Frum says boosting loans to college students amounts to a government subsidy for academia.

Keeping Beirut's nights alive

Amid wars and assassination, many in Beirut have turned to the city's nightclubs for escape. Ben Gilbert looks at the difficulties club owners face in keeping the doors open.
Posted In: Canada

GM's new fuel-efficient vision

The world largest automaker, accused of undermining the electric car in the '90s, is set to announce new fuel-saving technology today. Sarah Gardner reports.

Celebrex for kids?

An FDA commission today is expected to consider whether pain reliever Celebrex is suitable to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Health

Americans online faster, more often

A report out today says more than half of us are using broadband to surf the Web — and those high-speed Internet connections are changing our relationship with the computer. Brian Watt reports.
Posted In: Science

TiVo's new advertising model

The pioneer of digital video recording has announced plans to place ads at the end of recorded programming in an effort to boost revenue. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Science

Getting serious about India

The largest-ever U.S. trade delegation has landed in India. Representatives from almost 200 American companies are attending a summit on doing business there. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Another setback for Turkey

Turkey has been campaigning for membership in the EU, but the European Commission is expected to scale back discussion of Turkey's application to join because of its stance on Cyprus. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

$3 billion publishing deal

An Irish educational software company is buying Boston-based textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin. Alisa Roth reports.
 

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