Marketplace PM for March 30, 2006

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Precious metals are golden

Gold prices, along with those of other commodities, are reaching new highs. Bob Moon looks into why precious metals are such big money-makers right now.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Lawsuit: Sunscreen users burned by makers' claims

A class-action lawsuit was filed today against makers of suntan lotions. The suit alleges that most of the products don't provide as much protection as advertised. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

That dress she's wearing is a copy, right?

The Council of Fashion Designers of America kicked off an anti-piracy campaign today. Although most movies, books and music are copyright protected, clothing isn't. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Immigration has its costs

Kai Ryssdal speaks with economist Paul Krugman about what economists say is the impact of immigration on the United States.

Lawmaker's role in airport deal questioned

California congressman Gary Miller may have used his office to close an airport so that his former business partners could profit by developing the land into houses. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Pakistan weaves strong economic growth

It may come as a surprise, but Pakistan's economy grew more than 8% last year — almost as fast as China's. Much of that growth is due to American investors. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Toxic mines, polluted streams

Nearly half of Rocky Mountain streams are contaminated from defunct hard rock mines, many more than a century old. It's a legacy that's beginning to chafe as fly rods and mountain bikes replace the iconic pick and shovel of the western miner. Sam Eaton reports.

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