Marketplace for Monday, May 26, 2008

Episode Description 

Baby's first television

As the race for younger audiences grows, networks are in a "rattle battle" for advertising dollars. Tess asks Dade Hayes about the baby entertainment boom.

A step forward in climate change talks

Talks continue on a new climate change treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, but as Sam Eaton explains, setting short-term goals still causes the most difficulty for politicians.

U.S. and U.K. unions plan united front

United Steelworkers and UNITE say joining forces will help them deal with stronger multinational corporations. Stephen Beard takes a closer look at their plans.
Posted In: Jobs

For cats with a taste for design

Tired of paying top dollar for cat furniture that offers nothing in the way of design? Andrew Phelps introduces us to Elizabeth Paige Smith's line of striking feline wares.

The science of buying a home

Looking for a formula to aid your house hunting? Commentator and MIT professor Dan Ariely says science doesn't have much to offer us when it comes to finding the right home.
Posted In: Housing

Our first house

The silver lining of falling housing prices: it's easier for people to afford a new home. The Lee family explains their transition from an apartment to first-time homeownership.
Posted In: Housing

An average family? Meet the Simpsons

What if everybody in the world consumed like the average American family? Sean Cole went in search of that family and with TV as his guide, he didn't have to look too far.

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