Marketplace PM for January 12, 2006

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Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

President Bush was back visiting the Gulf Coast today. The president says the federal government is still committed to help rebuild the area. That commitment has been questioned recently, as John Dimsdale reports.

Roche's technology transfer to Africa

Swiss drug maker Roche has launched a new technology inititative to help the world's least developed countries manufacture one of its AIDS drugs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Good 'Bucks office?

Today Starbucks announced it's teaming up with Lions Gate Entertainment to promote the studio's films in its coffee houses. The move adds to an already-busy entertainment atmosphere at Starbucks. As Tess Vigeland reports, it's no longer all about the coffee.

Mending international fences

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Bush tomorrow. Relations between the two countries have been chilly due to differences over Iraq, but Bush and Merkel now have a shot at a fresh start. From Berlin, Kyle James looks at some of the economic issues in play.
Posted In: Canada

Record sales

Congress may soon take up legislation dealing with privacy and cell phone records. Most of us assume the data about whom we call is private, but as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, that's not always the case...

Iran's nuclear stand pushes oil prices up

Oil prices are on the rise again, partly due to a standoff between the West and Iran. Tehran announced this week they're going to resume work on making nuclear fuel. Bob Moon explains what that has to do with the price of oil.
Posted In: Canada

Iran, and India, and nukes, oh my

India and the US are hammering out a deal that would give India access to US civilian nuclear technology. But the ripples from Iran are affecting that, too. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Laissez les bon soldes roulez!

Sales in France are highly regulated by the government; retailers are allowed to have only two sales a year -- summer and winter. Winter sales kicked off yesterday, and as Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris -- don't try this if you're an amateur.

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