Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 6, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 6, 2007

High-tech innovation in short supply

To make up for a shortage of mathmaticians and computer scientists in the U.S., many companies turn to outsourcing. But Dan Grech reports the congressional limit on work visas might also be pushing out innovation.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

When the emperor is far away . . .

As China works to fix its problems with product safety, it faces a big challenge enforcing new rules on workers in far-flung provinces. Bob Moon explains why dealing with provincial areas may be tricky.

Server farms harvest rural power

In a rural area of Washington state that doesn't draw heavily on the power of the electric grid, Internet companies are taking advantage of an opportunity to set up their servers. Jason Paur has more.

European Central Bank reversing trend

The Bank of England and the European Central Bank are meeting today to go over interest rates. But while British rates are headed lower, the Eurozone has a different outlook. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Economy

Putting the lid on cap-and-trade

As landmark climate legislation moves through the Senate, business lobbyists are pushing an ad campaign against it. Sarah Gardner reports what the group is using to try to persuade U.S. senators and workers.
Posted In: Economy

Electric car? You already have one

Instead of waiting until you buy a hybrid to reduce your eco-footprint, why not make your vehicle electric now? James Nestor has more on a company that has been converting gas cars to electric for decades.
Posted In: Auto

A lot to fork over for a ham

Iberian ham makes its U.S. debut today, and those interested in the Spanish delicacy will have to dish out a lot of cash for a bite. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into what might make foodies squeal for a taste.

Newspapers profit despite slow sales

The newspaper industry may be struggling, but newspapers are still managing to turn a profit. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports why it may be a bit hasty of editors and publishers to start making cutbacks.

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