Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 14, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 14, 2008

Trent Reznor pulls a Radiohead

Trent Reznor bypassed the record company and took Nine Inch Nail's new release straight to the Internet. Doug Krizner talks to Billboard Magazine's Bill Werde about artists' trend of cutting out the label.
Posted In: Entertainment

Recession . . . with a silver lining

Oil is up, the dollar is down and economists are saying there's no more denying a recession. But Nancy Marshall Genzer reports despite trouble in the market, there's a silver lining to the weakened economy.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

The rise of the hostile techover

The slowdown in the economy has made takeover attempts more common amidst tech companies. Sam Eaton reports why this is a relatively new tactic in Silicon Valley and how these moves could potentially backfire.
Posted In: Science

Keeping doors open for students

Congress is concerned about an imminent crisis in the student loan industry. Jeremey Hobson looks into the subprime crunch's spillover into educational funding and why some lenders are closing up shop.
Posted In: Education

New trend: 'Dumping the dollar'

The dollar has stabilized after plunging yesterday, but traders expect just a brief respite. Stephen Beard tells us why "dumping the dollar" has become a favorite activity for currency traders overseas.

Paulson's ideas could tighten market

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson outlined several recommendations yesterday for the financial markets, including tougher licensing requirements. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at whether this extra regulation will help.
Posted In: Economy

An accurate gauge of inflation?

Government economists use the Consumer Price Index measure inflation based on our needs -- from food and housing to clothes and transportation. But some think the CPI isn't very accurate. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

Gas is reaching the big 4

Four dollar per gallon is slowly becoming a reality in many parts of the country. Lisa Napoli talks to Garrett Nishida, front desk manager of the Sheraton in Maui, about his feelings on the new gas prices in Hawaii.
Posted In: Economy

When it's no longer Wrigley Field

Seventy-two percent of Chicago Cubs season ticket holders said they would boycott games if Wrigley Field changed its name. Lisa Napoli talks to sports commentator Diana Nyad about the potential side effects of corporate sponsorship.
Posted In: Sports

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By The Way (Bonus Tracks)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Push Barman To Open Old Wounds
Belle And Sebastian
Vegas
The Crystal Method
The Crane Wife
The Decemberists
The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
Badly Drawn Boy