Marketplace AM for August 21, 2006
Aug 21, 2006

Marketplace AM for August 21, 2006

Stories You Might Like Gas prices are down, everything else is up On ‘Tax Cuts Day,’ many taxpayers see their refunds slashed The pain of inflation remains ever-present China’s third stock exchange could be a haven for small, cutting-edge tech firms China exports to US drop as trade war continues Consumers got back to spending […]

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Expanded Alaska drilling expected

Aug 21, 2006
The Department of Interior is expected to announce this week plans to open 8 million acres west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Sam Eaton reports.

Gold follows black gold?

Aug 21, 2006
The prices for gold and oil tend to follow the same market trends. They've been losing ground for a couple weeks now — and it's probably more than coincidence. Bob Moon explains.

Big decision for Tyson workers

Aug 21, 2006
Today workers at Tyson meat processing plants in Washington and Idaho are mulling whether to relocate to the Midwest after their jobs are phased out over the next month. Carol Cizauskas reports.

Back-to-school shopping slump

Aug 21, 2006
Sales figures for back-to-school shopping so far have been weaker than expected — and that could spell bad news for the holiday shopping season ahead. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Bribery business as usual in China

Aug 21, 2006
In China, bribery is a fact of business life. A whopping 94 percent of Chinese believe that, according to a survey by a Chinese university. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.

A poorly-reconstructed Afghanistan

Aug 21, 2006
As Afghanistan rebuilds from war, funding deadlines and deliverables targets are having the unintended consequence of shoddy workmanship. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Canada contemplates softwood deal

Aug 21, 2006
Canadian timber companies have until today to decide whether to sign on to an agreement to end the decades-old softwood timber dispute with the US. Jason Paur reports.

Signing on with ASEAN?

Aug 21, 2006
Asian leaders want to fast-track plans to create a single Asian economic market in the next 10 years — and the US wants to be sure it's not left out. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Indian company bids to run UK lotto

Aug 21, 2006
Indian firms snapped up more than $2 billion worth of companies in the US and Europe last year. Now another is eyeing the jackpot: It's bidding to run Britain's national lottery. Stephen Beard reports.

Wienermobile turns 70

Aug 21, 2006
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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