Marketplace AM for August 18, 2006
Aug 18, 2006

Marketplace AM for August 18, 2006

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Sustainability ball

Aug 18, 2006
To help bring environmentally-sensitive items to the mainstream market, one entrepreneur in Austin, Texas recently launched a monthly event called the Sustainable Shopper's Ball. Alex Cohen has the story.

Rebuilding Lebanon — with Hezbollah aid

Aug 18, 2006
Lebanon has taken control of its entire country for the first time since 1968, but small business owners in war-torn southern Lebanon are counting on Hezbollah to get them back on their feet. Ben Gilbert reports.

Plavix generic coming off pharmacy shelves?

Aug 18, 2006
Two drug companies are going to court today to try to stop a Canadian pharmaceutical company from selling a generic of the No. 2 top-selling prescription drug: blood-thinner Plavix. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

China looking to up auto exports

Aug 18, 2006
China is producing more cars than they can sell at home, so it's priming its car companies to go global. But it may face a long road ahead, reports Jocelyn Ford.

Dell's next move

Aug 18, 2006
It's been a rough week for the world's largest PC maker. It recalled four million notebook batteries on fears they could explode. Then yesterday, it reported disappointing quarterly earnings. Sam Eaton looks at possible rebound strategies.

Cyber bullying

Aug 18, 2006
As kids head back to school, a group representing thousands of police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors wants schools to guard students against cyber bullies. The good news? It doesn't cost much. Hillary Wicai reports.

Job Files: Air traffic controller

Aug 18, 2006
This week Job Files visits air traffic controller Sherry Avery.

Brits want to block immigration

Aug 18, 2006
Two of Britain's main employer organizations want to limit further immigration from Eastern Europe, saying an influx of migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania next year could cause problems. Stephen Beard reports.

Apple investigates tabloid claim

Aug 18, 2006
Apple responded today to allegations in a British tabloid that workers at an iPod factory in China were being forced to pull 15-hours shifts for as little as $50 a month. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

The rising cost of strokes

Aug 18, 2006
The cost to care for stroke victims is expected to reach $2.2 trillion over the next 45 years. Doctors are calling for more government cash to halt what they call an impending epidemic. Helen Palmer reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC