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Marketplace Morning Report for Sept. 11, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Sept. 11, 2008

Where is the stock market bottom?

Are we there yet? The U.S. financial sector took yet another beating this morning. And things are worse in Europe. You wonder how much more it can take. Bob Moon talks to stock trader Ted Weisberg of Seaport Securities.

Report: Banks aid offshore tax dodge

The report from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations says the U.S. loses $100 billion a year in tax revenue to tax havens arranged by Wall Street banks for foreign investors. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Wall Street

Nigeria's efforts at peace in oil sector

Determined to quell militant violence in the oil-rich but impoverished Niger Delta, the Nigerian government has set up peace talks and established a ministry for the region. Gretchen Wilson explains.
Posted In: Oil

Shedding light on fluorescents

Compact fluorescent bulbs, or CFL's, come in many different sizes and shapes, not just the squiggly one. But are they dangerous because they have mercury in them? Joellen Easton finds out.
Posted In: Health, Retail, Science

NYC trying out double-decker buses

One of the blue double-deckers made in Belgium starts a trial run in the city today. It can carry more passengers and costs less to operate than the standard NYC buses. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
Posted In: Travel

EU companies carry heavy debt

In the past decade, European companies have been on a borrowing spree that is now coming back to haunt them. Megan Williams reports that those companies are in worse shape than companies here.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Warehouse robots increase productivity

The little wheeled bots bring products to shipping clerks, who say they like the assistance. Online retailer Zappos.com is one of several companies using them to get orders out faster. Sally Herships reports.

New site rates products for safety, etc.

GoodGuide.com gives consumers a fast and easy way to find product ratings in numerous categories from reliable sources like government and academic databases. Rachel Dornhelm tries it out.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet, Retail

Post 9/11 moves from Wall Street

Wall Street firms moved thousands of employees out of lower Manhattan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Jeremy Hobson reports that the relocations affected bottom lines -- in a good way.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs, Wall Street

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Boom, Like That (DMD Single)
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