Marketplace PM for July 4, 2006
Jul 4, 2006

Marketplace PM for July 4, 2006

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Hedge funds for the middle guy?

Jul 4, 2006
A group of economic advisors today recommended the European Commission drastically lower the threshold for hedge fund investing. It's a move many would like to see copied in the US, Amy Scott reports.

A market for counteracting pollution

Jul 4, 2006
Every time you get in the car you're spewing a teeny bit of pollution into the atmosphere. But some ordinary people have come up with an innovative system to help neutralize our polluting ways. Sam Eaton explains.

Quest for the Holy Grail of coffee cups

Jul 4, 2006
Every week 30 million-plus people grab coffee at Starbucks. That's a lot of cups. This spring, the company introduced a cup made with 10% post-consumer recycled fiber, the first of its kind. Sarah Gardner tells the tale.

Now showing: Ads galore

Jul 4, 2006
Seems there's nowhere that's safe from ads anymore, certainly not the movie theater. In fact, the fastest-growing advertising medium is one you watch with a tub of popcorn in your lap. Lisa Napoli reports.

Africa's new Hollywood

Jul 4, 2006
There's an ancient city in the Moroccan Sahara full of stars — the Tinseltown variety. Gladiator and Alexander were shot there, and Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Russell Crowe can't get enough of Ouarzazate. John Laurenson reports.

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