Marketplace AM for October 23, 2007

Episode Description 

No online poker? Some can't deal

A group is lobbying for Congress to legalize Internet poker, essentially reversing a ban on online gambling. Jeremy Hobson looks into whether or not it could be in the cards.
Posted In: Entertainment

Blue is the new Green card

The E.U. is unveiling a "Blue Card" program in an effort to better retain its pool of skilled foreign workers. Kyle James juxtaposes Europe's new work visa with the U.S. Green Card.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Dinner's getting cold in Germany

Cafe patrons in colder regions of Germany enjoy outdoor meals with the help of gas-powered heat lamps. But a proposed bill could ban the heaters, which can emit as much CO2 as a small car. Brett Neely reports.

FAA gets JFK talks off the ground

Airline passengers at JFK airport are used to waiting an hour for take-off -- while boarded on the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping in to try to fix the problem. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Philly selling its market

Philadelphia's stock exchange, the oldest exchange in the U.S., is up for sale. Alisa Roth has more on who's interested in buying.
Posted In: Wall Street

An economy Italy can't refuse

Mafia activity may be declining in the U.S., but in Italy it's a large part of the economy. Rome correspondent Megan Williams explains to Scott Jagow how mobsters are still exerting control.
Posted In: Crime, Economy, Jobs

Kick-starting NFL dreams in the U.K.

The Miami Dolphins and New York giants will play their first regular-season game at Wembley Stadium in London. Jeremy Hobson reports this could be a way to invite U.S. football overseas.
Posted In: Sports

Now is the time to make connections

If you're in the market for new web service, you may be privvy to some attractive prices. Bob Moon reports why the competition for new broadband subscribers is becoming more intense.
Posted In: Retail