Marketplace AM for May 15, 2007
May 15, 2007

Marketplace AM for May 15, 2007

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Sex offenders still lurking on MySpace

May 15, 2007
MySpace is back in the hot seat. Eight states have asked the social networking site to hand over info on registered sex offenders and remove their profiles. MySpace says it's already working on the latter, Pat Loeb reports.

Freelance-onomics 101: Bosses are for suckers

May 15, 2007
Something just doesn't feel right about having to answer to a boss, no? Freelance speechwriter James Braly explains that you take a big chance putting your livelihood in one person's hands. Better to spread the risk around. And give him a condo already.

(Cafe)Press your politics and profit

May 15, 2007
If you can think it up, you can sell it on a bumper sticker. Coffee mug. T-shirt. Thong (yes, the underwear). CafePress.com makes it easy to market your political views or random thoughts. A lot of people are doing it — and making money, Sean Cole reports.

Tinkering with Chrysler

May 15, 2007
Cerberus may have picked up Chrysler for a steal <i>if</i> it can get the automaker back on a profitable course. We sent Steve Tripoli to find out whether analysts think a comeback is really in the works and what it'll take.

Food prices spike on demand, energy costs

May 15, 2007
A new federal report says the sticker shock at many American supermarkets is directly related to the rising cost of energy and a bigger appetite across the globe. Janet Babin reports.

China launches 'charm offensive'

May 15, 2007
Vietnam and China haven't exactly had the friendliest history. But time, as they say, heals all wounds and recently the winds of trade have been pushing the neighboring countries closer than ever. Scott Tong explains.

All the news that's fit to buy

May 15, 2007
Reuters and Canadian publisher Thomson have a $17.2 billion deal. Combined, the companies would create the world's biggest provider of financial news and data, but the proposed merger could face regulatory and union problems, Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC