Marketplace PM for August 10, 2006
Aug 10, 2006

Marketplace PM for August 10, 2006

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Segments From this episode

Resources diminishing fast in Lebanon

Aug 10, 2006
As fighting continues between Israel and Hezbollah, fuel shortages are affecting all sectors of the Lebanese economy. Ben Gilbert reports.

Airline industry takes another hit

Aug 10, 2006
British authorities announced today that they've foiled a massive terrorist plot to destroy US-bound planes. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Wall Street Journal Editor Scott McCartney about the possible impact on the airline industry.

Americans lead entrepreneurial pack

Aug 10, 2006
Americans are in a league of their own when it comes to starting innovative businesses. That's the word today from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, but the report isn't entirely rosy for the US. Steve Tripoli has the story.

Swift security changes come at a price

Aug 10, 2006
US authorities and airports reacted quickly to news of the possible security threat and overhauled procedures overnight. But the costs of managing all that extra security add up — so who's going to pay for it? Amy Scott reports.

Kill the property tax

Aug 10, 2006
Commentator and historian John Steele Gordon argues that property taxes are obsolete and should be abolished.

Under the care of pharma-nurses

Aug 10, 2006
Some drug companies are starting to provide nurses to help patients stick to treatments prescribed by their doctors. Is it just a new tactic to sell expensive high-profile drugs? Cathy Duchamp checks up on the situation.

Impact on British tourism to be seen

Aug 10, 2006
The impact of the foiled terror plot may also be felt on Britain's tourism industry. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London.

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