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Marketplace PM for August 3, 2006
Aug 3, 2006

Marketplace PM for August 3, 2006

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iPod getting plugged in with automakers

Aug 3, 2006
Apple said today that most cars sold by GM, Ford and Mazda next year will offer a built-in iPod music player option. The move cements iPod's hold as the de facto standard in the music player business. Lisa Napoli reports.

Let's be objective about pulling out of Iraq

Aug 3, 2006
Commentator and US Comptroller General David Walker argues that before any estimates for the pullout of American troops from Iraq are made, we need an objective system to measure how well the war is going.

Cycling reels from doping scandals

Aug 3, 2006
As Tour de France winner Floyd Landis waits to find out if he'll be stripped of his title, host Kai Ryssdal talks with business of sports analyst Diana Nyad about whether sports can win the battle against doping.

Lebanon's battered economy

Aug 3, 2006
The stock market in Beirut reopened for the first time in two weeks yesterday. Most of the movement was down, as is almost all economic activity in Lebanon since the fighting started. Ben Gilbert reports.

AOL announces layoffs

Aug 3, 2006
America Online said today it expects to drop as much as a quarter of its global workforce — 5,000 workers — by the start of next year.

Pesticides here to stay?

Aug 3, 2006
Some US-grown produce is treated with a controversial group of pesticides set to get final approval by the EPA tomorrow — despite the objections of some EPA scientists. Jule Gardner reports.

Conducting business on backup

Aug 3, 2006
The Northeast heat wave is staying put. One of the busiest stretches of New York City has been told to stop using nonessential electricity and Wall Street banks have gone to backup generators. Amy Scott reports.

Starbucks slips on frozen drink rush

Aug 3, 2006
Starbucks shares suffered their biggest one-day drop in years today after weaker-than-expected sales — partly because it didn't have enough baristas slinging Frappuccinos as temperatures hit record highs. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.