Marketplace AM for October 3, 2006
Oct 3, 2006

Marketplace AM for October 3, 2006

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FCC reconsiders media mergers

Oct 3, 2006
The Federal Communications Commission convenes a public hearing in Los Angeles today as part of efforts to revise rules over media consolidation in local markets.

The Nicaragua Canal?

Oct 3, 2006
Nicaragua has proposed building a $20 billion canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific. Wait, isn't there already a canal like that in Panama? Dan Grech reports.

Starbucks prices go up today

Oct 3, 2006
The coffee retailer raises prices on coffee drinks by five cents today. Will it turn off customers? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Spending too much on housing

Oct 3, 2006
The Census Bureau's latest stats on housing costs are out today and in almost every state, people are spending a bigger chunk of their incomes on their homes. Hillary Wicai reports.

More than one way to acquire new readers

Oct 3, 2006
With fewer people reading traditional newspapers, publishers have been forced to look for ways to reach out to new audiences. One newspaper in Florida recently bought a new audience. Lyn Millner has the story.

About that oil price conspiracy . . .

Oct 3, 2006
Humorist Tim Bedore looks at conspiracy theories that the GOP is behind the recent drop in gas prices.

GM board at crossroads

Oct 3, 2006
Directors of the world's largest automaker meet today as rival factions within the company put forth competing plans for GM's turnaround. Sam Eaton reports.

Online gaming ban: Is it protectionism?

Oct 3, 2006
One of Britain's biggest Internet gambling firms says the bill clamping down on Internet betting is designed to squeeze foreign operators out of the highly lucrative market. Stephen Beard reports.

Napster launches in Japan

Oct 3, 2006
Napster today launched its service in the world's second-largest music market. But it's going to take a different approach to sell music downloads in Japan. Jocelyn Ford explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC