Marketplace AM for October 18, 2006

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Global warming? No. Carbon tax? Yes.

Commentator David Frum argues you don't have to believe in human-induced global warming to support a tax on carbon dioxide.

Radical change on Afghanistan's airwaves

There's been a cultural revolution in Afghanistan's radio and TV programming since the fall of the Taliban five years ago — and advertisers there are loving it. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Inflation watch, day two

Investors are holding their collective breath to see whether consumer price figures released today add to or ease inflation fears stirred by yesterday's wholesale numbers. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Goodbye insulin shots

Merck has received FDA approval to market a new diabetes drug that could relegate insulin injections to the history books. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Health

No kidding: Jobs attract immigrants

A new study out today finds that the U.S. appetite for low-wage workers is a powerful magnet attracting immigrants. So just how much more are they making here? Dan Grech has details.
Posted In: Immigration

EU cutting its electric bill

The EU is set to put stringent new energy efficiency targets in place for consumer products — and the new rules could have major repercussions for businesses worldwide. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

Stuyvesant Towners movin' out?

A big developer purchased Stuyvesant Town yesterday for a whopping $5.4 billion. Alex Goldmark looks at what's next for Manhattan's last bastion of middle class housing.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Hawaii protects its image

Tourism officials in Hawaii are kicking off a new campaign to promote the islands. They're hoping to counter the images of destruction from this past weekend's 6.2 earthquake. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Travel

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