Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 1, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 1, 2010

Personal info now passed on from airline to gov't

According to a new rule going into effect today, personal information like your date of birth and gender must be given to airlines when booking a flight, so they can pass it on to the government. It was a part of the 9/11 Commission's plan, and a long time coming. David Gura reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Alcohol is more harmful than cocaine and heroin, study says

A new study released today out of Britain says alcohol is more harmful to society than the illegal drugs cocaine and heroin. Those other illegal drugs are more harmful to the user, but the key difference in the study is alcoholism's effect on people around the addict. Susan Foster has more.
Posted In: Health

Pontiac has reached the end of the road

After 84 years, Pontiac's contract with parent company General Motors expired on Sunday. Jaclyn Giovis has more.
Posted In: Auto

Commerce announces income and spending are down

Incomes are down for the first time in more than a year, and spending has also fallen. What does this mean for the recession, and for the election. Julia Coronado has more.
Posted In: Banks

GM contract with Pontiac ends today

Last night was the expiration date for contracts between parent company General Motors and Pontiac dealers. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Auto

State attorneys general tackle foreclosures

State attorneys general are now involved in the federal investigation of foreclosures. Allegations include misfiling paperwork and using questionable methods to speed up the process.
Posted In: Housing

Dilma Rousseff elected Brazil's first female president

Brazil has elected its first female president -- Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff is no stranger to Brazian politics, and she will now control one of the world's fastest growing economies.

Airlines required to provide new passenger information to TSA

U.S. airlines today are required to collect new personal information from passengers before they board a flight. A new Transportation Security Administration rule now mandates airlines to collect a passenger's full name, date of birth, and gender.
Posted In: Airlines

The cargo industry continues to respond to Friday's bomb scare

British and German leaders met today to talk about the terror threat that involves cargo. The industry continues to respond, and there could be some big changes in the way we ship things around the world.

Shipping industry responds to new threats

After Friday's mail bomb threat, shipping and cargo industries respond to new threats. Meanwhile, we ask how will this whole episode change the business of air cargo? Stephen Beard has more.

This year adults wear costumes with a deeper meaning

This Halloween weekend, Americans paid more money for halloween costumes than last year. And it's perhaps no surprise that there were plenty of economic and political get-ups. Mitchell Hartman has our story.
Posted In: Entertainment

Is rain a good investment?

There are a lot of investment options out there -- but have you ever considered weather? The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has, and starting today, you can invest in rain futures. But are you any better at predicting weather than your weatherman?
Posted In: Agriculture, Investing

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