Marketplace PM for June 27, 2005

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Subway, coffee, paper

In the 1940s and '50s, there were more than 1,500 sidewalk newsstands in New York. Today, they're tougher to find than a cab on a rainy day: just 280 newsstands are left. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

The opposite of war games

Young, mostly male gamers are a coveted demographic. MTV Networks picked up Neopets last week and just announced a deal with Midway Games. Video gaming is one of the fastest growing parts of the entertainment business. Megan Williams reports from Rome, one nonprofit is jumping into the fray.

Taking the high road

On the list of things Congress would like to wrap up before its Independence Day recess is a massive highway bill. Commentator Stephen Moore says there's a way to get things moving on our freeways.

Maybe not so helpful

If you're trying to figure out how to manage your budget, be a better parent, or make a bundle in real estate, you might head to the self-help section of your local bookstore. Author Steven Salerno suggests that's not the best idea in his book <em>Sham</em>.

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