Marketplace AM for August 23, 2006
Aug 23, 2006

Marketplace AM for August 23, 2006

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EU may ban US rice

Aug 23, 2006
Japan banned US imports of long-grain rice over the weekend. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes a look at the stakes if Europe announces restrictions of its own today as expected.

Do charter schools work?

Aug 23, 2006
A new study looks at how charter schools compare to standard public schools. Hillary Wicai reports on the findings.

Housing market getting chilly

Aug 23, 2006
Yesterday Toll Brothers reported disappointing quarterly earnings. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at what's next for luxury homebuilder and the US housing market.
A "For Sale" sign hangs in front of a home in Naples, Fla., a city that a March 2006 survey declared the most overvalued housing market in the US.
Joe Raedle (c) Getty Images

Time to redefine entitlements

Aug 23, 2006
Commentator Steve Moore argues it's time to dust off the idea of replacing social security with private retirement accounts.

Insurers adapt to global warming

Aug 23, 2006
According to a new study out today, some insurance companies are changing their policies to reflect the threats posed by global climate change. Janet Babin reports.

Coffee, tea or CHAOS

Aug 23, 2006
Northwest flight attendants are hoping to win passengers to their side of the labor dispute. The workers are threatening to launch a job action dubbed CHAOS as early as Friday. Annie Baxter reports.

Californians movin' out

Aug 23, 2006
It seems that "California Dreamin'" isn't quite as ideal as it used to be for many Americans. There's evidence that suggests people and businesses are headed out of state. Jeff Tyler has the story.

Immigration lawsuit

Aug 23, 2006
Labor law expert Harley Shaiken weighs in on a lawsuit filed yesterday in California against employers who hire illegal immigrants.

GM taking second-hand cars to India

Aug 23, 2006
General Motors in India is getting into a new side of the auto business: used car sales. Right now GM cars only account for 2% of the Indian market, but the company has big plans there. Miranda Kennedy reports.

New fuel in UK immigration debate

Aug 23, 2006
Over half a million East Europeans have flocked to Britain to work in the past two years, say new official statistics, and that's revived debate about the economic benefits — and disadvantages — of large-scale immigration. Stephen Beard reports.

Car buyers rank fuel economy No. 1

Aug 23, 2006
A Consumer Reports survey out this morning shows that fuel economy is now the top consideration for folks in the market for a new vehicle. Hillary Wicai reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC