Marketplace PM for June 4, 2007

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Crime and the gap between rich and poor

The FBI says violent crime rates are rising. The increase is occurring as the gap between rich and poor is the widest its been since World War II. Steve Henn looked into whether expanding economic inequality could be causing crime to increase.
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Company key to brand-name electronics gets bigger

Flextronics, the world's second-largest manufacturer of electronic components produced for retailers, is buying the number five company in the market, U.S.-based Solectron, for $3.5 billion. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Lone Star thinks it's got a prime choice

Private equity firm Lone Star Funds will pay $400 million for Accredited Home Lenders. Lone Star's not the only buyout gang throwing money at sub-prime's corporate wreckage. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street
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Cure your cancer or your money back!

A division of Johnson & Johnson in Britain is offering to refund the cost of one of its cancer drugs if it doesn't work. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health
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China announces its global-warming response

When China's President Hu Jintao is a special guest at the G-8 summit this week, he will probably face some tough questions about his country's action plan for global warming that was released today. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada
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Cost of shipping extra

Work is set to begin on making the Panama Canal big enough for new supersized ships — a project with a supersized price tag. Lorne Matalon reports on who's going to pay it.
Posted In: Canada
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The fall of the laddie mag

Ten years ago magazines for younger males, such as Maxim, were phenomenally successful. Now they aren't. And Maxim's up for sale. Mediaweek's Lucia Moses talks with Kai Ryssdal about the magazines' rise and fall.

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