Marketplace AM for September 20, 2006

Episode Description 

Headed for recession?

Commentator Clive Crook says the U.S. economy might be in store for more than just a slowdown.

Hawaii-Alaska sisterhood

Reporter Weld Royal looks at the unique economic relationship between the 49th and 50th states.

Thailand coup upsets Asian markets

Yesterday's military coup in Thailand, while peaceful, has essentially shut down that country for the day and rattled markets in Japan, Singapore and South Korea. But could it bring greater stability in the end? Joe Zefran reports.
Posted In: Canada

Fed meets today

The Federal Reserve is likely to keep interest rates unchanged, but some economists say inflation is still a concern. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Break out the Cab

Researchers have found that a specific type of red wine may help to keep the brain sharp, and that's got growers seeing green. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Health

An end to the hi-def battle?

Makers of a new digital disk say it works in both of the competing high-definition DVD format players on the market. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science

Mattel hoping for extreme Elmo sales

Struggling toymaker Mattel is counting on its new TMX Elmo to pound up some holiday revenue. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Japan's new Prime Minister

Japan's ruling party has elected Shinzo Abe as its leader and he's expected to win next week's parliamentary elections. Jocelyn Ford looks at what he'll face when he takes charge of the world's second-largest economy.
Posted In: Canada

Russians buy Boeing Dreamliners

The Russians have bought an option to buy $3 billion worth of planes from Boeing, but the deal with the American planemaker may not be as straightforward as it seems. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Airlines negotiate pilot pay

Southwest and American airlines both begin talking to pilots about pay this week as they look to control cost and improve productivity. The talks could go very differently, Janet Babin reports.

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