Marketplace PM for May 28, 2007

Episode Description 

Whaling on about a ban

After ar two-decades moratorium on commercial whaling, officials are meeting in Anchorage today to consider lifting the ban. But pro-whaling countries need a three-quarters majority. Sam Eaton reports.

Trade sanctions don't faze Burma

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest in Burma.But despite economic sanctions imposed on the country in response, the economy there is thriving. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Canada

More transparency in the cost of health care

A doctors' group in California is making the costs of several basic medical services available online. The idea is to compete against less-transparent health care providers. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: Health

Fees on traffic congestion spread in England

Manchester is considering taking a cue from London by charging drivers in traffic-heavy areas. Bob Moon weighs the pros and cons of the potential move with Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

You can golf till the cows come home

Demand for tee time in smaller countries tends to make golf a bit on the pricey side. Rico Gagliano discovered a field in The Netherlands that found a creative way to keep prices down.
Posted In: Sports

Some media just sing louder

CD sales are at another record low, but Aaron Pressman of BusinessWeek magazine says it may just be because our attention is elsewhere. He discusses the music industry with Bob Moon.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Employees never get sick of excuses

Whether that nagging cough really has gotten ugly or you're cashing in on a hallowed mental health day, there are as many ways to call out of work as there are reasons to do so. Amy Scott prefers cayenne pepper.

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