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Oct 5, 2007

Marketplace AM for October 5, 2007

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Should have just bought the CD

Oct 5, 2007
A woman was fined $220,000 yesterday in the first trial against illegal online music sharing. Lisa Napoli looks into whether the verdict will have an effect on future piracy.

China steps into Darfur conflict

Oct 5, 2007
China's contributions to some of Africa's least-democratic regimes has met criticism from the international peace community. Terry Fitzpatrick reports why the country's spending has hurt its reputation.

There's a reason it's a product 'party'

Oct 5, 2007
The words "product party" usually conjure up images of old ladies selling Tupperware. But Alex Goldmark discovered there were some out there that managed to be fun -- and profitable.

New report monitors our privacy

Oct 5, 2007
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is releasing its progress report on the level of privacy in countries around the world. Jeremy Hobson looks into lingering concerns about who's watching over shoulders in the U.S.

On the road again . . . and again

Oct 5, 2007
With profits waning across the board for album sales, musicians -- particularly the older ones -- know that the money is on the road. Doug Krizner talks to Variety managing editor Stuart Levine about the decades-old artists still touring.

Does it come in beige?

Oct 5, 2007
When prospects in the housing market are dull, so is the furniture. Jessica Jones explains why neutral-colored couches are popular right now.

Unemployment spike's not so bad

Oct 5, 2007
The Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate ticked up last month to 4.7 percent, the highest rate in more than a year. But Amy Scott reports why economists still think this report is pretty good.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC