Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 2, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 2, 2007

Sucking the air from the whistle

The House is considering leaving protections for whistle-blowers out of a bill to further empower the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Steve Henn reports this comes while two commissioners face scandal.
Posted In: Crime

Job-growth numbers not growing

The Bureau of Labor releases September unemployment rates today, while the numbers have been stagnant Steve Henn looks into job growth over the last 10 years, and why job-seeker outlook as been so grim.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

China: U.S. might steal Christmas

Asian markets shook after yesterday's Wall Street decline, adding to China's fear that a weak U.S. economy means less Holiday work. Scott Tong explores the impact of the U.S. consumer on the Chinese market.
Posted In: Wall Street

Writers stuck on the disc issue

Before Hollywood knew the power of DVD and Internet sales, writers took a cut of residuals that today they want doubled. Variety's Michael Speier discusses more motives of a potential writers' strike with Bob Moon.

Inflated home appraisals? Rings a bell

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is charging Washington Mutual and a major real-estate appraisal firm with inflating home values nationwide. Bob Moon reports Marketplace looked into this -- over two years ago.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Overseas markets feel Wall Street fall

The European markets reacted swiftly to yesterday's slide on Wall Street. As Stephen Beard reports, investors are worried the subprime crunch could be entering a second, nastier phase.
Posted In: Wall Street

Wall Street donates its wisdom

Wall Street is the last thing you'd think a nonprofit involved with charities would want to emulate. But Jill Barshay reports one company is using stock-exchange mentality to keep giving organizations in line.
Posted In: Charity, Wall Street

What the gas pump's not telling you

Oil is almost at $100 barrel, but gas prices have yet to rise as substantially. Dan Grech looks into why the cost of unleaded hasn't reflected the price of crude and when that might change.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

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