Marketplace PM for November 23, 2006

Episode Description 

Soup kitchen strain

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for U.S. soup kitchens, but this year there's less to give thanks for. Food banks are feeling the strains of higher prices for fruits and vegetables. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Betting on life expectancy

London could become the main trading center for new kind of security. The so-called "death derivative" will allow investors to bet on changes in the average human life span. Will New York markets miss out? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Tribes' riches increase membership battles

Gambling is a big business for American Indian tribes — and that means big money for their members. But a growing number say they're being forced out of the pot. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.
Posted In: Crime

Virtual training's no game

While you're enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, thousands of police officers, firemen and EMTs are on duty. Sometimes there's not a lot to do, so they keep their skills sharp playing video games. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Science

Sandwich generation

Millions of Baby Boomers have become part of the "sandwich generation"— taking care of both their kids and their elderly parents. Apryl Lundsten reports.

Holy Grail of coffee cups?

Every week 30 million-plus people grab coffee at Starbucks. That's a lot of cups. This spring, the company introduced a cup made with 10% post-consumer recycled fiber, the first of its kind. Sarah Gardner reports.