Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 10, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 10, 2008

FBI in Countrywide investigation

The FBI and Justice Department are investigating Countrywide to see if it misrepresented its financial position and the quality of the loans it made. But Nancy Marshall Genzer reports Bank of America is still planning to take over.
Posted In: Housing

Beware of the 14 deadly sins

After 1,500 years, the Vatican has just updated the seven deadly sins by adding seven new ones. And many of them have something to do with money. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy

Too few native highly-skilled workers

Two new studies challenge notions that foreign-born highly-skilled workers displace ones born in the U.S. Dan Grech reports the U.S. isn't producing enough people in skilled fields to fill American companies' demands.

Economy crucial in Spanish election

Spanish voters narrowly re-elected Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to his second term, with economy their number one issue. Doug Krizner talks to John Peet of The Economist magazine about a slowdown in Spain's economy.

Ending Africa's commodity concerns

A movement through Africa is hoping to deregulate agriculture and let markets determine prices. Terry FitzPatrick reports a new exchange in Ethiopia may help end farmers' uncertainty.
Posted In: Economy

Fed loan to banks set to double

On the heels of the credit market's latest turn for the worse, the Federal Reserve is offering to step in and almost double the $160 billion it's loaning to banks. Bob Moon reports it's not clear how long banks will need to recover.

Memoirs of a 'Turnaround Kid'

Corporate freelancer Steve Miller's book, "The Turnaround Kid," details some of his adventures working for major American companies. Fortune's Allan Sloan tells Lisa Napoli why it's an atypical business memoir.
Posted In: Books

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