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Marketplace AM for August 9, 2006
Aug 9, 2006

Marketplace AM for August 9, 2006

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Hefty price tag on McCartney divorce

Aug 9, 2006
In Britain an expensive battle is looming over Paul and Heather McCartney's divorce. And they've hired the legal teams that took part in one of modern history's most famous marital splits. Stephen Beard reports.

Sprint Nextel invests in WiMax

Aug 9, 2006
The telecommunications company hopes to cure the growing pains of its merger a year ago with a $3 billion push to build an enhanced, high-speed wireless network. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Air for sale

Aug 9, 2006
Today the FCC begins auctioning off parts of the radio spectrum, the public airwaves used for things like radio, cell phones and wireless Internet. Janet Babin tells us who's buying.

Resilient Lebanon

Aug 9, 2006
While the current level of destruction in Lebanon is unprecedented, Ben Gilbert reports the country has a long history of getting back on its feet after war.

Clear Channel's dilemma

Aug 9, 2006
The nation's largest operator of radio stations posted disappointing second quarter earnings Tuesday. It may be part of the company's strategy to compete in an increasingly crowded advertising market. Jeff Tyler reports.

Google goes academic

Aug 9, 2006
The search engine is expected today to announce a deal with the University of California to digitize parts of its 34-million volume library collection. Shia Levitt has more.

Just don't take my Blackberry away

Aug 9, 2006
Travel expert Rudy Maxa cautions road warriors run the risk of being overwhelmed by their portable technology.

Curing malaria

Aug 9, 2006
India software services firm TCS says it's developed a new gene-based technology that will revolutionize treatment for Asia and Africa's biggest killer: malaria. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Gasless in Seattle?

Aug 9, 2006
Jason Paur reports the Pacific Northwest is particularly vulnerable to the shutdown of BP oil field shutdown in Alaska.

Fed not done raising yet?

Aug 9, 2006
Economist David Wyss offers his prediction on what Tuesday's Fed decision to keep interest rates unchanged might mean for future monetary policy.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC