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Marketplace AM for October 31, 2006

Episode Description 

Living in cars

As rent prices continue to rise, even some fulltime workers can't afford anyplace to live — except their cars. Lisa McRee reports on one California community that's trying to help.
Posted In: Jobs

Middle-class squeeze

Commentator Susanna Perkins says her once middle-class lifestyle is a thing of the past.

MySpace comes clean

The social networking site has announced it's licensed new technology that will ban users from uploading copyrighted material onto the site. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Entergy powers back up

The company best known for the bankruptcy of its New Orleans unit following Hurricane Katrina is expected to post strong third quarter earnings — thanks to nuclear power. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Cracking down on software pirates

Microsoft said today it's going after 55 counterfeit dealers who are using online auction sites such as eBay to sell pirated versions of its software. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Candy's not just for kids

Halloween has grown into a multi-billion dollar retail industry, thanks to an 18-and-up crowd that's embraced the spooky holiday as another reason to celebrate. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

China, India go shopping

There's been a rash of overseas acquisitions by Chinese and Indian companies recently — and some say they've only just begun. Miranda Kennedy takes a look at the trend.
Posted In: Canada

BP cost-cutting blamed

A safety board says it's found internal reports at BP that suggest the oil giant was aware of safety problems due to cost cuts at its Texas City refinery prior to last year's fatal explosion. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada