Marketplace Morning Report for April 24, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for April 24, 2008

Ford's surprise: a quarterly profit

The automaker beat the odds today, posting a net income of $100 million. Strong sales in Europe and South America, and employee buyouts are cited as contributing factors. Jill Barshay reports on the turnaround.
Posted In: Auto

TV sweeps after the writers' strike

Tonight, you'll start to see new episodes of popular shows on television. That's right, despite what it says on the calendar, today is the beginning of May sweeps. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler brings us up to speed.
Posted In: Entertainment

Flour prices rise, bakery profits fall

The cost of flour has almost tripled for some bakeries, leaving owners with the uncomfortable option of raising prices and possibly losing customers at the same time. Ashley Milne-Tyte visits bread makers in New York.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Credit Suisse suffers more losses

Switzerland's second-largest bank is writing off $2 billion for the first quarter. But then again, UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, lost $37 billion. Reporting from London, Stephen Beard looks into possible cautious optimism for Credit Suisse.

Making Italian salami in Nanjing

The newest wave of entrepreneurs in China is foreigners. Like Matteo Gonella, who's introducing the Chinese to salami by making it in his factory there. Jamila Trindle looks into how such business pioneers are doing.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Vegas gambles on downtown upgrade

Here we are in an economic downturn and, in Las Vegas today, workers are breaking ground on infrastructure for a $6 billion project that includes residential space. Jeremy Hobson asks why that's not a bad idea.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

House redefines small business

A House bill, passed late last night, now allows venture capitalists to invest in up to 49.1 percent of a small business. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into how the change affects competition for government contracts.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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Hands Around My Throat
Death In Vegas
No Mistakes (Album Version)
Patty Smyth
The Boxer
The Chemical Brothers
Contino Sessions

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