Marketplace AM for July 13, 2006
Jul 13, 2006

Marketplace AM for July 13, 2006

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Disney to shrink its movie division

Jul 13, 2006
The Mouse House has announced it will put out 10 fewer films a year and substantially reduce its workforce. Will the rest of Hollywood follow suit? Lisa Napoli reports.

Japanese economy turns a corner

Jul 13, 2006
The Bank of Japan is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in six years. Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow talk about why that matters to Americans.

The end of Adelphia

Jul 13, 2006
The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote today on plans by Comcast and Time Warner to buy out bankrupt Adelphia. As Steve Tripoli reports, there's widespread support for the plan, but also vocal concern.

A better summer meals program

Jul 13, 2006
There is such a thing as a free lunch for poor kids in school over the summer, but only about one in five actually eats those meals. A new report suggests the problem isn't money — it's paperwork. Hillary Wicai reports.

Checking Earth's vital signs

Jul 13, 2006
Worldwatch Institute offers its latest look at the health of the planet and finds the global economy is booming — but with environmental consequences. Helen Palmer reports.

Russia's WTO campaign

Jul 13, 2006
Reporter Allen Beattie and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss Russia's recent maneuvers to join the World Trade Organization.

Space, the private frontier

Jul 13, 2006
With a rocket launch Wednesday, a private entrepreneur kicked off his project to build a privately owned and operated space station — and possibly the beginnings of a new space race. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Oil prices soaring

Jul 13, 2006
The price of oil has hit a new high following the Israeli air raids on Lebanon. Crude reached almost $76 a barrel in London this morning and the crisis is spilling over into other financial markets. Stephen Beard reports.

Investigating 9-11 fraud

Jul 13, 2006
House lawmakers continue a hearing today into fraud allegations surrounding the $21.4 billion New York City was given in recovery funds following Sept. 11. Hillary Wicai reports.

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