Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 30, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 30, 2007

Easing pain of rising mortgage rates

Many mortgage holders who took out subprime loans with teaser rates will find those rates climbing within the next two years. Alisa Roth reports government offices and financial institutions are negotiating a deal to help.
Posted In: Housing

Heavy price to pay for a mushroom

Italy's tartufo mushrooms, also known as white truffles, are a precious and highly sought-after food. And the biggest one found in 50 years could net around $200,000 at an auction. Megan Williams has more.
Posted In: Charity

L.A., Cannes . . . and Dubai

Dubai's film festival is only on its fourth year, but has already managed to become big enough to entice Hollywood players to come. Doug Krizner talks to Variety editor Mike Speier about Dubai's emerging market for entertainment.
Posted In: Entertainment

Trump's luxury golf dream rejected

Donald Trump's bid to build a luxury golf course on the Aberdeenshire, Scotland coastline has been rejected by local politicians. Aberdeen Sustainability Group's Mickey Foote tells Doug Krizner why the course is a bad idea.
Posted In: Sports

Disclosing lobby money going too far?

Companies and groups that give more than $5,000 to lobbying efforts must now disclose their support, according to a new rule in Congress. Jeremy Hobson reports some trade groups don't like the bill, and are trying to reverse it.

Ireland's leader seeing the green

Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's new raise makes a higher-earning political leader than the U.S. president. Stephen Beard reports that with Ireland heading towards a recession, his inflated income has pretty bad timing.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Fighting for a higher tomato value

A thousand migrant farm workers in Miami are marching to Burger King headquarters to protest the fast-food giant's refusal to give them a penny more per pound of tomatoes. Dan Grech reports their last raise was three decades ago.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

FCC rule doesn't apply to Tribune

The Tribune Company's exemption from the FCC's rule that one can't own a TV network and a newspaper in the same market is set to expire when Sam Zell takes over. But will he get a waiver and stay above the law? Jill Barshay reports.

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