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Marketplace for Thursday, October 11, 2007

Episode Description 

New languages for an expanding Web

Right now, Web addresses are limited to Roman letters -- not much help to the billions who use different alphabets. But beginning Monday, 11 new languages will take Web surfers to new, non-Roman destinations, and may cause new legal headaches.
Posted In: Science

Come travel through time to ARM future

Over the next year or so millions of adjustable rate mortgages will recalibrate to higher interest rates. We asked Steve Tripoli to climb into the Marketplace time machine with the dials set for, say, next August and give us tomorrow's news today.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Kiddie cold meds pulled off shelves

Studies have found over-the-counter cold medicines can have serious side effects, and there's no proof they work in young children. Big Pharma companies are pulling them off the shelves ahead of an FDA hearing.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Fox takes aim at "anti-biz" CNBC

Fox News positioned itself as the cable news antidote to the "liberal" CNN. Now it's trying to work that same magic against CNBC with a new business news channel. Media critic Tim Rutten talks about Roger Ailes' next big move.
Posted In: Entertainment, Housing

Death-defying dives for lobster

Our appetite for lobster is voracious -- the U.S. imports almost 120 million pounds every year. For our Working series, Claudine LoMonaco profiles divers in Honduras who risk death to feed that demand.
Posted In: Jobs

Bigger houses mean deeper debt

Commentator Karrie Jacobs says that when it comes to the crisis in the U.S. mortgage industry, the changing tastes of modern homeowners may be part of the problem.
Posted In: Housing

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Ambition, Vols. 1-2: The History of Cherry Red Records 1978-1988
Preservation Act 1
Dr. No's Oxperiment
One Bedroom