Marketplace AM for September 1, 2006

Episode Description 

August unemployment holds steady

The latest jobs numbers are in and itseems employers are still hiring at a decent pace — with exceptions in a couple industries. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Balancing unemployment and inflation

Jobless figures were expected to remain unchanged. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the numbers will likely vindicate the Fed's decision to hold interest rates steady.
Posted In: Economy

Auto incentives extended

Will the latest round of sales incentives from U.S. automakers do much to revive slumping sales? Janet Babin reports.

What is Vicente Fox's economic legacy?

Mexican president Vicente Fox delivers his final State of the Union address tonight. Franc Contreras examines the economic legacy Fox will leave his successor.
Posted In: Canada

Clean diesel required

California today introduces a new blend of diesel fuel formulated to burn more cleanly. But as Sarah Gardner reports, it comes at a price.

Job Files: Burlesque dancer

This installment of the Job Files looks at the life of a burlesque dancer.

How to enjoy your long weekend

As many of us head into a long Labor Day weekend, commentator Joe Robinson points out that fun and relaxation can't be considered items on a to-do list.

Introducing the sonar parking meter

There's a new breed of parking meter out there — but beware, it's designed to squeeze more money out of motorists. Stuart Cohen has the story.
Posted In: Science

Aston Martin for sale

The company that makes James Bond's favorite car is up for sale. Ford is selling Aston Martin. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada