Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 14, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 14, 2007

Bolivia provinces could declare autonomy

Disagreeing on the economic effects of Bolivian President Evo Morales' new constitution, five of the country's provinces are threatening to become autonomous. Dan Grech explores issues the potential for this to create violence.

Do you need $25K to fix your home?

A Home Depot contest for a $25,000 gift card asks contestants for a video showing how they would use it. Lisa Napoli reports videos are getting plenty of hits on YouTube, and Home Depot's getting lots of free advertising.
Posted In: Retail

Web money for candidates goes further

Democratic donation Web site ActBlue wants to extend its campaigns beyond candidates to include unions and corporations. Congress will decide today whether or not they can. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A critic's blessing is its own reward

With award campaigns for Golden Globes underway, a nomination from a critic's association can be essential. Doug Krizner talks to Variety's Mike Speier about which critics' associations audiences will listen to and why.
Posted In: Entertainment

The company gives to its performers

Analysts are projecting pay raises to go up about the same amount they did the past year. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the pay-for-performance factor is becoming increasingly important in determining bonuses.
Posted In: Jobs

NFL a touchdown this TV season

From a team that can't stop winning to federal court cases, the drama in the NFL has made for some very compelling TV. Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad recaps the season with Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Lufthansa swoops in on JetBlue

Easing JetBlue's continuous struggle, German airline Lufthansa is buying 19 percent of the carrier. JetBlue will get $300 million, but what about Lufthansa? Scott Jagow talks to Doug McVitie of Arran Aerospace.
Posted In: Travel