Marketplace AM for August 17, 2006
Aug 17, 2006

Marketplace AM for August 17, 2006

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Rising mortgage apps

Aug 17, 2006
Despite signs of a cooling housing market, mortgage applications are up, reaching levels unseen since last March. Good news for the real estate market? Not so fast. Sam Eaton explains.

India's going online

Aug 17, 2006
The US has more Internet users than any country in the world, but India is outpacing the States in growth. A new study says number of people using the Web has grown faster in India than China, Japan and Germany too. Miranda Kennedy reports.

It's all in the name

Aug 17, 2006
"Snakes on a Plane" opens today and many expect the film that's already a hit in the blogosphere to take off at the box office. Ethan Lindsey looks at how it generated all that buzz.
Snakes on a Plane movie

Chinese working on their manners

Aug 17, 2006
China's growing middle class can afford to travel overseas, but the government says their behavior is hurting China's reputation. So it's giving its people some tips on how to be better tourists. Jocelyn Ford explains.

Pan Am's final chapter

Aug 17, 2006
Pan Am is getting $30 million from the Libyan government for the 1988 bombing of its Flight 103. The money will go to creditors of the now-defunct airline and to 15,000 former employees. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Is the NFL preseason too long?

Aug 17, 2006
Not according to the league's bottom line. Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to business of sports expert David Carter.

Pressure to profile passengers

Aug 17, 2006
The British government is under pressure to speed up its new airport security checks by targeting specific groups of passengers — a plan that's proving controversial reports Stephen Beard.

Satellite TV pulls out of broadband auction

Aug 17, 2006
EchoStar and DirecTV pulled out of the auction for the newly available airwave spectrum seen as the next venue for high-speed broadband communications. Janet Babin tells us why.

Health care gap extends to middle class

Aug 17, 2006
You've heard of the income gap between rich and poor. A new study looks at the health care gap — and finds it's not just the poor at a disadvantage. Corinna Wu reports.

Credit card use on the rise

Aug 17, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and personal finance expert Chris Farrell discuss a Federal Reserve study that says credit card debt shot up at a 5.7% annual rate in June — triple what economists expected.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC