Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 31, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 31, 2007

A tough year for the needy

Smaller nonprofits like food banks and shelters struggled for donations in 2007, but wealthier organizations like museums and universities had a great year. Janet Babin looks into why.
Posted In: Charity, Economy

Saying 'Aloha' to the Sugar Bowl

The football team at the University of Hawaii is playing its biggest game ever, and winning could offer big rewards to the school. Andrea Gardner reports the pay-offs go beyond the cash.
Posted In: Education, Sports

More security for Chinese laborers

Cheap labor may become a rarer commodity in China, thanks to a new law requiring workers to have written contracts. Scott Tong looks at the new job security for laborers and what it will cost employers.
Posted In: Jobs

Gift-card swappers beware

Several websites have popped up that allow people to swap the $26 billion worth of gift cards sold this holiday season. But Sam Eaton reports there are few guarantees and you can't always tell what you're getting.
Posted In: Retail

Home sales numbers say keep it cheap

Existing home sales numbers are projected to come up slightly from sharp lows. Steve Tripoli reports more downward price pressure is expected ahead for the new year -- so if you're selling a home, sell low.
Posted In: Housing

The new year is still unwritten

Yes, those countdown shows on New Year's Eve need writers, too. Jill Barshay reports Dick Clark had his show in the can months ago, but other network programs will go unscripted and rely more on music.
Posted In: Entertainment

Part private equity, part mortgages

The year began with a private-equity deal practically every day. When that stopped, talk of mortgages took over. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan reviews the year in Wall Street deals with Scott Jagow.

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