Marketplace AM for October 13, 2006

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Drought forces farmers to labor markets

In the wake of a severe drought that's destroyed the area's crops, farmers in southwest China are desperate to find work that will take them through the winter. Jocelyn Ford has the story.
Posted In: Canada

It's gourmet baby

These days parents are shelling out more than $3 a jar for pesto pasta, quinoa and other gourmet fare for baby. Lisa Napoli takes a look at the growing business.
Posted In: Health

Peace Prize goes to a man and his bank

Economist Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank will share this year's Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering the idea of microcredit, giving small loans to poor entrepreneurs in rural Bangladesh.

Know when to fold 'em

Hours ahead of an Internet gambling ban set to be signed into law by President Bush, Britain's online gambling company Sportingbet sold its U.S. operations to private investors — for $1. Eleanor Beardsley reports.
Posted In: Science

Hollywood hearts Halloween

Rachel Dornhelm counts the many ways Tinseltown loves October 31.

Another online music store

Best Buy launches its online music store this weekend. Countless others have gotten into the business dominated by iTunes, but does this one have a chance to compete? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science

Hyundai feeling the LUV

Hyundai releases its latest car model and it isn't a hybrid. It's a luxury SUV. David Welch tells us why it could be a good move for the carmaker.

OPEC chasing gas prices

We've heard a lot about the ever-rising price of oil. Now that it's dropping, there seems to be no stopping it. But consumers shouldn't rest easy just yet, Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Still debating North Korea sanctions

Major global powers at the UN are getting closer to an agreement to impose sanctions on North Korea. But the current draft won't allow use of military force, Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Job Files: Perfumer

Ahhh, just take a whiff. On this week's installment of the Job Files, we talk to a perfumer.

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