Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 16, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 16, 2007
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Beef on menu for Japan PM chat

Japan currently limits imports of U.S. beef to young cattle, up to 20 months old, due to concerns about mad cow disease. President Bush is likely to ask for imports of older cattle. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health
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More gravy to buy that holiday meal

The price of the annual turkey feast is a reliable indicator of overall consumer prices. And this year, it's jumped 11 percent from last year. But it's still a bargain. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy
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BP to sell off convenience stores

British Petroleum announces a two-year plan to sell off all 700 of its AM/PM stores to franchisees. Nearly 10,000 eployees will lose their BP jobs. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Jobs
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Global reach of U.S. subprime slump

The ripple effects of the American subprime crisis is the big topic at the G-20 economic summit in South Africa, but no one's sure just yet how it might affect global markets. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Economy
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Carpet king takes sustainable lead

Ray Anderson made his fortune manufacturing carpet. Now he's trying to convince fellow entrepreneurs to join him on a second industrial revolution and a march to "Mount Sustainability" -- this time, with a deeper shade of green.
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Zapping trash with man-made lightning

With landfill space at a premium, a group of scientists think they have a solution: a machine that turns trash into small pellets and fuel. But is it practical? Janet Babin explores the debate over plasma gasification.
Posted In: Science

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