Marketplace AM for September 4, 2006

Episode Description 

Downsize my space

With interest rates going up, is the era of big houses on its way out? Bob Moon takes a look.
Posted In: Economy

Hanging with a surf instructor

Ever wonder what it's like to be a surf instructor? Get ready to hit the waves with Larry Fernandez.

State of the American worker

Just how is the average American working man or woman faring these days? Not great says a report from the Economic Policy Institute. Jane Lindholm has the details.

Back-to-school costs rising

The cost to send junior back to school is higher than ever. Amy Scott explains.

Labor Day road rally

A record number of motorists are expected to have hit the road this long Labor Day weekend. New airport restrictions and falling gas prices are helping fuel the increase, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Job Files: Milkman

This Labor Day installment of the job files checks in with a hard-working milkman.

Cereal to put crunch on wallets

Cereal makers are likely to raise the price of their products this month to offset increasing commodity costs. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Asia's working poor

A new study from the International Labor Organization warns that even though Asia is growing fast economically, it hasn't created enough quality jobs. Miranda Kennedy explains.
Posted In: Canada

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