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Marketplace AM for August 7, 2006
Aug 7, 2006

Marketplace AM for August 7, 2006

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Indian states ban Coke and Pepsi

Aug 7, 2006
Today a sixth Indian state, Gujarat, announced it's banning the soft drinks from government schools and offices after an environmental study found them to contain high levels of pesticides. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Trying to jumpstart Hot Wheels

Aug 7, 2006
Mattel's latest efforts to reignite interest in the little toy cars involved a trip to the tiny town of Speed, Kansas. Charla Bear explains.

ABC expands fall Web lineup

Aug 7, 2006
ABC has plans to beef up its online offerings for the upcoming TV season. Lisa Napoli reports it's an indication TV executives are taking the smaller screen more seriously.

BP closing Alaskan oil field

Aug 7, 2006
Oil prices hit $77 a barrel on European markets today. One major factor pushing up prices: British oil giant BP is shutting down one of the largest oil fields in the US due to a pipeline leak. Stephen Beard reports.

Working women aren't happy

Aug 7, 2006
A survey from the AFL-CIO out today checks in with America's working women — and finds that 95 percent are concerned about the future. Hillary Wicai reports.

US beef arrives in Japan

Aug 7, 2006
The first imports of American beef arrived in Japan today, after being banned for two and a half years due to mad cow disease fears. But that doesn't mean Japanese consumers are ready to eat it. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Telecom mergers get a second look

Aug 7, 2006
SBC's merger with AT&T and Verizon's union with MCI are done deals, right? Not exactly. Steve Tripoli reports a federal judge still has the power to tinker with the fine print.

Sloan Sessions: Earnings forecasts

Aug 7, 2006
Some business groups are calling on publicly-traded companies to stop issuing earnings forecasts. Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek Wall Street editor Alan Sloan discuss why some say those predictions do more harm than good.

iPod gizmos

Aug 7, 2006
There are rumors — just rumors — that Apple CEO Steve Jobs may announce a new iPod later today. And there's a brand-new industry that will spring into action if he does. Brett Neely reports.

Southern Lebanon's economy devastated

Aug 7, 2006
Nearly a month into the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas, Ben Gilbert surveys the toll the crisis has taken on the economy of Southern Lebanon.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC