Marketplace AM for October 3, 2006

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More than one way to acquire new readers

With fewer people reading traditional newspapers, publishers have been forced to look for ways to reach out to new audiences. One newspaper in Florida recently bought a new audience. Lyn Millner has the story.

About that oil price conspiracy . . .

Humorist Tim Bedore looks at conspiracy theories that the GOP is behind the recent drop in gas prices.

FCC reconsiders media mergers

The Federal Communications Commission convenes a public hearing in Los Angeles today as part of efforts to revise rules over media consolidation in local markets.

GM board at crossroads

Directors of the world's largest automaker meet today as rival factions within the company put forth competing plans for GM's turnaround. Sam Eaton reports.

Starbucks prices go up today

The coffee retailer raises prices on coffee drinks by five cents today. Will it turn off customers? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Online gaming ban: Is it protectionism?

One of Britain's biggest Internet gambling firms says the bill clamping down on Internet betting is designed to squeeze foreign operators out of the highly lucrative market. Stephen Beard reports.

Napster launches in Japan

Napster today launched its service in the world's second-largest music market. But it's going to take a different approach to sell music downloads in Japan. Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Canada

The Nicaragua Canal?

Nicaragua has proposed building a $20 billion canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific. Wait, isn't there already a canal like that in Panama? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Spending too much on housing

The Census Bureau's latest stats on housing costs are out today and in almost every state, people are spending a bigger chunk of their incomes on their homes. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy

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