Marketplace PM for June 15, 2006

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Doctor shortage on the horizon

A new report says the number of doctors graduating from medical school is not keeping pace with the health care needs of US patients. Why aren't people getting their MDs? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Don't believe everything you read

A survey today that said 50% of marketing execs have paid to get their "news" mentioned in the mainstream press. And almost half of those who haven't said they would. Lisa Napoli reports.

Hawaii now has world's largest marine sanctuary

President Bush today created the country's largest national monument in the oceans off the Hawaiian islands. The marine preserve is 1,400 miles long and home to some 7,000 species, many of which can't be found elsewhere. Sam Eaton reports.

Save the Whales t-shirts may make a comeback

Commercial whaling has been banned for 20 years, but Japan, Norway and Iceland mostly ignore the ban. And this year, they might even have enough votes to turn the tides their way when the International Whaling Commission meets. Alex Cohen reports.

EU looking to end energy addition

The US is addicted to oil, the President says. But the European Union is looking for ways to kick the addiction. Stephen Beard reports from London.

High price of maintenance in Iraq

Gas is cheap in Iraq. But if you are driving in that war-torn country, gas is about the only thing that's cheap. Ben Gilbert reports from Baghdad.
Posted In: Canada

Kick out the kids

Commentator and bookstore clerk Moira Manion has two words for the kids running roughshod down store aisles: Get out.

Bill Gates to step down

Microsoft Corp. co-founder and chairman Bill Gates is relinquishing daily duties in 2008 to work more closely with his foundation.

NYSE, Euronext courtship on the rocks

A week ago it looked like two of the world's biggest stock exchanges were set to merge. Oh how things change! How much does the NYSE need to worry about Europe's rising political opposition to the deal? Bob Moon looks into it.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street