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Marketplace AM for June 11, 2007
Jun 11, 2007

Marketplace AM for June 11, 2007

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Housing slumps, but homes still pricey

Jun 11, 2007
Stagnating wages combined with a growing number of house-hungry families could lead to a housing affordability challenge that could have ripple effects for the U.S. economy. Steve Tripoli reports.

Managing 'what's in it for me?' workers

Jun 11, 2007
Author Cam Marston's new book details how Baby Boom managers are having to deal with so-called New Millenials — young workers accustomed to praise who need more motivation to perform even simple job tasks.

Disappearing NHL seeks Slingbox boost

Jun 11, 2007
Hardly anyone watched the Stanley Cup playoffs. Now the hockey league is hoping a high-tech method of posting Web video of live games can make its audience grow, online. Janet Babin reports.

Smoke-free 'coffee shops' in Amsterdam?

Jun 11, 2007
Next year's smoking ban on all Dutch restaurants and bars will have a unique effect on shops that specialize in selling marijuana and hashish. At least, that's what correspondent Rico Gagliano seems to remember...

CITES: Species, business in the balance

Jun 11, 2007
A commission is meeting in The Hague to hammer out trade laws to help save species in peril. But the panel's actions can have some unforeseen consequences on niche industries. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Olympic factories accused of labor violations

Jun 11, 2007
A watchdog group says four factories making official gear for the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing overwork their employees and use child labor. Sponsors already have contingency plans for bad news.

Citizen ethics panel to watch over Congress

Jun 11, 2007
Advisors from outside Congress will be able to report potential violations to the House Ethics Committee. But critics say that without subpoena powers, the panel has no teeth. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Testosterone gel targets 'male menopause'

Jun 11, 2007
Like women, middle-aged men can often experience the side-effects of decreasing levels of hormones. A Scottish company hopes for a U.S. license for a gel that could change all that. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC