Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 7, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 7, 2008
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Will we really buy all these gadgets?

With so much trouble in the economy, can consumers really be expected to spend money on new technology? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports despite harder times, the consumer electronics sector won't necessarily suffer.
Posted In: Science
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New technology buzzes at CES

What's big at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas? CNet's Brian Cooley talks to Doug Krizner about new advances in GPS technology and whether Blu-Ray has won the high-def war with its new deal.
Posted In: Science
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Texas landowners cross over border

The government is asking landowners near the Texas-Mexico border to give access to their land to build a border fence at the risk of losing it. David Martin Davies reports many landowners are saying no.
Posted In: Mexico
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Financial help for actors and beyond

In its 125 years, the Actors' Fund has provided emergency financial assistance to people from all over the entertainment world -- not just actors. Jeff Tyler tells us who is eligible to apply.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs
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Kenyans seek food, shelter in crisis

The violence in Kenya has uprooted a quarter of a million people, and the U.N. is rushing provisions to the country to combat hunger and malaria. Gretchen Wilson reports Kenyans also face an identity crisis.
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New Hampshire not keen on populism?

Presidential hopefuls campaigning in New Hampshire might have a difficult time selling a populist platform in a state with a strong economy. Jeremy Hobson talks to locals on what they want from their candidate.
Posted In: Economy
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Polar bears could cut down gas

The polar bear might be a new addition to the U.S. government's endangered species list next week, which could also mean help fighting greenhouse gas emissions. Danielle Karson reports.
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New IDs for Mexico's border control

Mexico will soon be issuing electronic identity cards to combat security issues at borders. Dan Grech reports the solution is part of a plan to regularize a database of those who consistently cross over.
Posted In: Mexico, Travel
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Learning from 2007's financial trends

Growth stocks did better than value stocks, big companies outperformed smaller ones and foreign stocks pummeled U.S. stocks. How will these trends from last year affect Fortune's Allan Sloan? Scott Jagow finds out.

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