Marketplace PM for September 4, 2006

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Airbus takes workers for a ride

The world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, took off with a full load of passengers for the first time today — about 470 of its own employees. San Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Preventing piracy on the high seas

Pirates attacked over 250 ships off the coasts of Asia and Africa last year. Today an agreement goes into effect to try to combat the modern-day outlaws equipped with ship-tracking systems and machine guns. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

A rebirth of organized labor?

The massive immigrant rights marches this past May Day — Labor Day in the rest of the world — just might signal the rebirth of organized labor in this country, says sociologist and commentator Ruth Milkman.

Day in the Work Life: School principal

As schools return to session, we get sent to the principal's office to find out how hard his job really is.

Selling in a soft market

You want to sell your home, but you don't want the price to sink in the softening market. How do you protect yourself? Janet Babin tells her story.
Posted In: Economy

Blue collar blues

Hourly workers with children often struggle to balance job requirements and family needs. Putting family first can sometimes cost them a job. Businesses would be wise to change such policies, Hillary Wicai reports.

Wienermobile turns 70

Oscar Mayer's iconic Wienermobile is 70 this year. Brian Bull looks at why the giant hot dog on wheels has endured as a marketing vehicle.

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