Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 03, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 03, 2007
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Chavez defeated, but still in control

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez narrowly lost a referendum that would have allowed him to run for president as long as he wanted. But Dan Grech reports amidst opposition celebration, Chavez won't take defeat.
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More student money, more problems

Some private universities are heeding a congressional call for schools to take money out of their endowments to help students afford college. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the potential problems this move could create.
Posted In: Education
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Tough climate treaty takes commitment

One of the goals of the upcoming U.N. Climate Change conference in Bali is to shape a tougher follow-up treaty to the Kyoto Protocol set to expire in 2012. But Jeremy Hobson reports the U.S. should set an example first.
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Saving water after it goes to waste

As drinking water becomes more precious, some cities are looking at the sewers in a new way. Sarah Gardner reports on new efforts to recycle wastewater -- and get people more enthused about the toilet-to-tap scenario.
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Merger makes big gaming winner

French media conglomerate Vivendi and Guitar Hero maker Activision are joining forces to create Activision Blizzard, the world's largest independent video game company. Megan Williams has more on the deal.
Posted In: Entertainment
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What ABC wants from Imus

Out of a job for eight months after racist comments on his show, shock jock Don Imus goes back to work today, hosting a program on ABC radio. Why is he being allowed back on the air? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Might want to rethink early filing

While Congress tries to adapt to changes to the alternative minimum tax, the IRS warns there will be a delay of tax refunds across the board. John Dimsdale reports why the AMT is holding up lawmakers.
Posted In: Taxes
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Nasdaq's big step in China

A few years after NASDAQ's rocky start with an office in Shanghai, Chinese regulators are allowing the market to set up shop in Beijing. Bill Marcus reports this will help Nasdaq go farther with Chinese companies.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Is the superfund still necessary?

Despite having a pool of money known as a "superfund" to back it up, Citigroup managed to raise a much-needed $7.5 billion on its own. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan explores whether the bank needs a superfund at all.

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