Marketplace PM for April 5, 2007
Apr 5, 2007

Marketplace PM for April 5, 2007

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Royal Dutch Shell resumes Nigerian production

Apr 5, 2007
After militant violence had forced a shutdown, Royal Dutch Shell is resuming oil production in the Niger River Delta. Bob Moon examines the effect the news had on the market.

The pounds just poured off me . . .

Apr 5, 2007
Get a glass of lemon juice, throw in a little maple syrup and a few dashes of cayenne pepper and you've got the latest weight-loss craze. Stacey Vanek Smith examines the dieting industry — and tries the cleansing fast herself.
Sliced lemons
Courtesy of "Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days" by Peter Glickman

China worried about its hyperactive economy

Apr 5, 2007
The Chinese economy is growing faster than government officials expected. For the sixth time in less than a year, regulators have told Chinese banks they need to hang on to more reserves.

A drop in the bucket isn't enough

Apr 5, 2007
The bottled water industry makes $10 billion per year in sales. Commentator Benjamin Barber says that money is better off in the hands of Third World countries that don't have the convenience of a sink.

So long, Tony

Apr 5, 2007
This Sunday night starts the last nine episodes of HBO's "The Sopranos." What's HBO going to do now? Kai Ryssdal talks about new programming with TV critic Aaron Barnhart.

Five-finger discounts come out of your pocket

Apr 5, 2007
A national Internet database being launched on Monday will help retailers defend their products against in-store theft. Jeff Tyler looks at the hidden costs consumers pay for shoplifters.

Subprime geography

Apr 5, 2007
Subprime lending casts a wide net. Steve Tripoli takes us through different types of subprime loans and the areas where lenders set up shop — and not just the poor communities are targeted.