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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 26, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 26, 2007

Strong economy at issue in Argentina

Argentinian presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner's biggest political hurdles have more to do with strong economic growth than any opponents. Rachel Hopkin reports.

Testing the limits of charity

The heirs of the A&P supermarket fortune claim a $35 million donation given to Princeton University by their parents in 1961 wasn't used for its intended purpose. Jeremy Hobson reports on the court case that would determine if they can get the money back.
Posted In: Charity, Crime, Education

It takes a big fish to catch a big fish

The annual Bisbee's Black & Blue sportfishing tournament attracts competitors wealthy enough to shrug off a $70,000 registration fee, or drop $1 million on a gold-encrusted lure. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Sports

Goldman Sachs is promotion-happy

While most investment banks are struggling, Goldman Sachs is doing well enough to promote 299 employees to managing director. Amy Scott deciphers the true meaning behind the title.
Posted In: Wall Street

Teleconferencing meets 21st century

Video-conferencing technology has had a reputation of being choppy at best. But Jill Barshay reports a new wave of "telepresence" systems are good enough to convince some companies not to spend money on plane tickets.

Oil back above $90 a barrel

Although it was below $87 a barrel this week, oil shot up to a record $92 a barrel this morning in Europe. Stephen Beard explores what's behind this latest spike.
Posted In: Economy

Will 'Leopard' change spotty Mac sales?

Apple released the new operating system "Leopard" today, which allows easy switches between Windows and Mac applications. Alisa Roth reports this may encourage sales of Macs, which make up only 10 percent of computer purchases.
Posted In: Science

A salesman at heart

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts may be a nonprofit, but CEO Reynold Levy still needs to "sell" the business to grow in a competitive market. He discusses enterprising in the second part of his interview with Kai Ryssdal.

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