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Marketplace AM for April 5, 2007
Apr 5, 2007

Marketplace AM for April 5, 2007

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Group health insurance dying

Apr 5, 2007
It's getting harder for small businesses to find affordable group coverage, a frustrating dilemma for people with pre-existing conditions — especially since even some insurers that are cutting contracts support universal coverage.

Return to Nigeria

Apr 5, 2007
Violent uprisings forced Shell to shutter half its operations in the Niger Delta last year, but now the oil company says it'll resume full production there within six months. Some think it's an overly optimistic plan.

All-natural bug repellant swats DEET

Apr 5, 2007
A compound produced naturally by tomato plants might be just what you need to keep insects away this summer. It doesn't have that bug spray smell and it's safe for kids, which could make it a best-seller.

Wal-Mart under investigation for spying

Apr 5, 2007
Wal-Mart's been accused of spying on private citizens, vendors and shareholders alike. So far no one's saying those practices broke laws, but a U.S. attorney has been looking into it.

Newest Discovery: eco-friendly TV

Apr 5, 2007
Cable's Discovery is set to launch a new channel next year focused entirely on eco-friendly living. It's betting on consumers'— and advertisers'— continued interest in everything green.

Make-your-own Google Map

Apr 5, 2007
Google has introduced a new feature called My Maps that lets you save locations and directions — with photos and video — and then share them with your friends or the world.

Pet food PR comes late to the table

Apr 5, 2007
Iams and Eukanuba this week became the first brands to finally start doing some damage control after that massive pet food recall. They placed ads in 59 newspapers and launched an outreach campaign to retailers. But what took so long?

Prediction: Home prices fall 20%

Apr 5, 2007
Chris Farrell foresees a spring housing season with home prices headed back to 2003 levels, a market correction that's bound to lure the Federal Reserve into lowering interest rates.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC