Marketplace AM for August 7, 2007
Aug 7, 2007

Marketplace AM for August 7, 2007

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Let's count the ways to sell stuff online

Aug 7, 2007
First we had Craigslist and eBay, and their imitators of course. Now and Facebook are teaming up to host online Garage Sales. And a new site where amateur video stars hawk used merchandise may have found a way to make Web video pay. Pat Loeb explains.

Ad dollars flow from papers to Web

Aug 7, 2007
It's now estimated that more than half of the $200-billion-plus U.S. advertising market will flow to online sites and away from newspapers. More folks are simply getting their news online. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Box office rebound didn't come cheap

Aug 7, 2007
Audiences have returned to movie theaters in huge numbers this year. We may even see record-breaking attendance, but studios had to shell out big bucks to produce the blockbusters that are reeling people in. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Moviegoers watch the French film "Iznogou" in Richmond, Va.
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A business plan made in jail

Aug 7, 2007
An ex-con in Italy hatched a smart business plan while he did time and turned it into a $250,000 a year business selling T-shirts and other goods under the Made in Jail label. Megan Williams has the story.

Don't forget talking points, Congress

Aug 7, 2007
August recess begins this week, so lawmakers will be out and about back in their home states and the political spin doctors sent each and every one home with a packet full of things to talk about. Jill Barshay tells us what we can expect to hear.

Are private prisons the answer?

Aug 7, 2007
In the last decade, states have been coming down harder on crime and that's caused a prison population explosion. Many are running out of places to put them. Enter the booming private prison industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Jail cell
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UK firm gets into ticket resale biz

Aug 7, 2007
One week after StubHub signs an exclusive deal to sell MLB tickets, a British company called Viagogo teams up with the Cleveland Browns. But critics say the deals only encourage scalpers. Stephen Beard reports.

Underinsured America

Aug 7, 2007
With health care costs rising faster than inflation, a new study reveals that more and more under- and uninsured Americans have to use credit cards or drain savings accounts to pay their medical bills. Helen Palmer reports.

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