Marketplace PM for June 12, 2006

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Backing team Mexico

Many Americans are almost defiantly indifferent to the World Cup, leaving companies to aim their soccer marketing at fans of non-US teams. No. 1 on the list: Mexico. Nate DiMeo has the story.
Posted In: Sports
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Libya could offer more than oil

The US has plans to remove Libya from its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism and restore diplomatic relations. But, says writer and commentator Reza Aslan, we really need to help Libya diversify its economy.
Posted In: Canada
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Underdogs of war, part 2

Gone are the days when American soldiers cooked chow and did their own laundry. Now contractors in Iraq do those duties, and the workers come from all over the world. Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada
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A new line for auto workers

The United Auto Workers president had a tough message for his union's members today: The auto industry is changing, and some of those changes won't benefit auto workers. John Dimsdale reports.
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Opening up records to police

A proposed law in Rhode Island would give police officers unrestricted access to phone and Internet records. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: Science
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Is Venice doomed to go under?

Billions have been spent to save Venice from sinking into the sea. Now there's debate about whether it's worth all that money to save the storied city. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada
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Options backdating probe grows

Monster joins a growing list of US companies whose stock option grants to senior executives are being investigated by the SEC. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Bob Moon about what's at issue.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

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