Marketplace PM for July 13, 2006

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Beirut bombing halts air traffic

Beirut's been experiencing its first economic boom since Lebanon's civil war ended — but it's based largely on tourism. How will today's attacks affect the economy there? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to the Wall Street Journal's Karby Leggett.
Posted In: Canada

Strike on Israeli port city

The Israeli port city of Haifa — well inside the country's borders — was hit by rockets today, an attack that preceded Israel's second bombing of Beirut's airport. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to journalist Hillary Krieger.
Posted In: Canada

Breaking up Sony BMG?

Back in 2004, Sony Music merged with BMG to create the world's second largest music company. Today, a European court ruling may unravel that merger. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.
Posted In: Canada

The end of ZIRP as we know it

That's Zero Interest Rate Policy — long Japan's response to a decade of deflationary recession. But tomorrow, Japan's central bank is expected to reinstate interest rates for the first time in five years. Steve Herman has the story.
Posted In: Economy

Wal-Mart relaxes its theft policy

Retail giant Wal-Mart has relaxed its zero-tolerance shoplifting policy. It's stopped prosecuting people who steal less than $25 in goods. Lisa Napoli report.

A wrench in Rosneft's IPO

Russian energy giant Rosneft was set to go public tomorrow in Moscow and on the London Stock Exchange, but the threat of legal action may halt those plans. Stephen Beard reports
Posted In: Canada

High cost of nuclear energy

Commentator Mark Hertsgaard says G8 leaders are overestimating the benefits and underestimating the costs of nuclear power.

Checking Earth's vital signs

Worldwatch Institute's latest report on the health of our planet finds that the global economy is booming — but it's taking a toll on the environment. Helen Palmer reports.

"Dead Zone" threatens shrimp fishery

Sam Eaton reports on how agricultural runoff in the Mississippi River continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, suffocating sea life and threatening a once-thriving Louisiana industry. <nobr><em>First of two parts.</em></nobr>

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