Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 14, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 14, 2008
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A warning for bond insurance

Amidst the line-up of financial leaders testifying in Congress today over the economy of the markets, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer will talk bond insurance. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports insurers' credit ratings may be in danger.
Posted In: Investing
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WTO to China: Put the brakes on

Having the second-largest car market in the world, China has also been charging higher tariffs on imports of car parts from abroad. The World Trade Organization has condemned this as protectionist. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto
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Yahoo opens floor to Murdoch

In looking for ways to fend off Microsoft, Yahoo has begun talking to Rupert Murdoch. Doug Krizner talks to Marketplace's Lisa Napoli about whether a Murdoch partnership is feasible, and why Yahoo's founder objects to a Microsoft takeover.
Posted In: Investing, Science
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Cocoa made sweet without child labor

West Africa supplies much of the cocoa used by the major chocolate companies, and the region is also known for using child labor. Gretchen Wilson reports measures the U.S. and chocolate industry are taking to free child cocoa workers.
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Someone wants your foreclosed home

With so many foreclosures across the country, it's only natural that many foreclosure auctions will follow. Scott Jagow talks to Sean O'Toole of ForeclosureRadar.com about how these auctions work, and who's buying.
Posted In: Housing
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Congress: Make the mortgage easier

Congress is looking at legislation that would change bankruptcy regulations to make it easier for people to hold onto their homes. But Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the government might not help the people in the most trouble.
Posted In: Housing
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Pork-barrel database is not digital

New rules allow citizens to track congressional spending easier with a database of this year's earmarks. But the data isn't easy to get to. If you want it, you have to go directly to Capitol Hill. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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