Marketplace PM for August 31, 2006
Aug 31, 2006

Marketplace PM for August 31, 2006

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Greener California could impact business

Aug 31, 2006
California passed the nation's first global warming legislation yesterday to cut the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in the state. Host Scott Jagow speaks to Daniel Kammen from UC Berkeley about what it means for businesses.

Ryanair says yes to cell phones

Aug 31, 2006
Known for its dirt-cheap fares, Ryanair has announced it will allow cell phone use on all flights starting next year. And the airline doesn't really care if some passengers don't like it. Stephen Beard reports.

American Dream is dead

Aug 31, 2006
The proverbial "American Dream" has it that anyone can achieve a better life through hard work and determination. But writer and commentator Clive Crook argues that meritocracy has long been dead in this country.

Targeting kids on BusRadio

Aug 31, 2006
About half of children in the U.S. rely on buses to get to school. So a new company in Massachusetts is hoping to convert that daily commute into a lucrative marketing scheme. Producer Ian Gray brings us the story.

So, are we in a recession or not?

Aug 31, 2006
Consumer spending in August jumped to its highest point in six months. But a barometer that's predicted four of the last five recessions says we're firmly in the midst one. What's really going on? Bob Moon reports.

Nice package for UPS pilots

Aug 31, 2006
UPS has reached a new contract deal with its cargo plane pilots. The terms include higher hourly pay and a better healthcare package, making UPS's fliers some of the best-paid around. Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports.

Lebanon's brain drain

Aug 31, 2006
The latest fighting between Israel and Hezbollah has sent many Lebanese fleeing the country to seek a better life abroad — and they're not just white-collar professionals. Ben Gilbert reports.

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