Marketplace AM for October 20, 2006

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It's hockey season!

The lockout is history and fans are back, but hockey still has a lot of room to grow. Host Scott Jagow talks with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about efforts to grow the sport beyond its traditional fan base.
Posted In: Sports

Expanding the Panama Canal

Host Lisa Napoli talks to journalist Lucy Conger about Panama's upcoming referendum on widening its famed canal to accommodate bigger cargo ships — and how it could impact U.S. trade.

China stops bank transfers to North Korea

In a clear sign that China is prepared to increase pressure on Kim Jong Il to halt North Korea's nuclear program, some Chinese banks have stopped financial transfers to the isolated country. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Big beer pimpin' Jay-Z

Brewer Anheuser-Busch has tapped rapper Jay-Z to help market its new Bud Select brand beer. And he's going to be involved as more than just a celebrity frontman, Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Two down, one big win to go for Spitzer

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer won two big legal victories yesterday. It's good news for a man who's hoping to be New York's next governor, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

One billion cell phones

The mobile phone has become such an integral modern-day accessory that annual sales of the device could hit a record 1 billion this year. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Science

Indian company flexes its buying power

Tata Steel has agreed to buy a European steel company for $8 billion. If the bid succeeds, it'll be the biggest takeover ever by an Indian company. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Canada

Tigermania hits stores

The Detroit Tigers are in the World Series for the first time in 22 years. Diantha Parker looks at what it means for merchandisers.
Posted In: Sports

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