Marketplace AM for May 29, 2006
May 29, 2006

Marketplace AM for May 29, 2006

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Segments From this episode

Waging economic war against Iran

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May 29, 2006
The White House is reported to be planning an all-out financial attack on Iran over its plans to enrich uranium. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

More than convenient, it's Famima!!

May 29, 2006
A Japanese convenience store chain aims to give 7-Eleven a run for its Slurpee. Andrea Gardner reports.

India hikes gas prices

May 29, 2006
Unable to afford continued gasoline subsidies, the Indian government today raised prices at the pump. Miranda Kennedy has the story.

Stay home this summer

May 29, 2006
Tourism agencies around the country are hoping to cash in on high gas and air travel prices by encouraging locals to vacation in their own backyard. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.

Even aspiring pop stars can telecommute

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May 29, 2006
You might think the life of a young pop singer means long hours on the road between gigs, but Stephen Beard has the story of a once-struggling British singer who found fame courtesy of a Webcam.

Summer job season

May 29, 2006
Many of the nation's high schools have closed for summer break. Alex Cohen reports these days, teens needn't settle for jobs flipping burgers to make summer bucks.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC