Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 18, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 18, 2008

Niches aren't scared of the Internet

While online advertising continues to pummel its competitors in print, one sect of print publishing is expanding. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how the growing market for niche publications works with the Web.

Africa's price for U.S. aid

President Bush is visiting Africa and signing an aid package worth nearly $700 million. Doug Krizner talks to Gretchen Wilson in Johannesburg, South Africa about the conditions African countries meet for U.S. aid.

Less limit on public election funds

Senators John McCain and Barack Obama signed a pledge last year to accept a limit on public financing in the general election. But John Dimsdale reports there may soon be a change to those ground rules.

NYSE Euronext expands to India

The New York Stock Exchange's parent company is buying 5 percent of India's number one commodities exchange. And if it weren't for India's cap on foreign purchases, the NYSE would have bought more. Jill Barshay reports.
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Speeding up the consumerism treadmill

Consumption has nearly doubled in the U.S., and fashion leads the way. One growing retail fashion chain, H&M, specializes in budget knockoffs of high-end clothing, with inventory coming in daily. Amy Scott reports from the shopping frenzy.

Way too few sharks in the pond

Studies now show that sharks are not only endangered, but vulnerable to extinction. Janet Babin reports many countries still allow commercial shark fishing, and recreational shark fishing is still legal in the U.S.

Nationalization to save Northern Rock?

With no help from the public sector in sight, the U.K. government wants to nationalize Northern Rock to keep the bank in business. But Stephen Beard reports the move is politically risky and could also mean several lawsuits.

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Abraham Lincoln in Song
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