Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 10, 2008
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Wall Street Journal content to be free?

Starting today, you will no longer be requied to pay for editorials and video content on The Wall Street Journal website. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports if this business model is effective, it could mean the end of paid online subscriptions.
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Bush to Middle East: Keep helping

President Bush is stopping through several wealthy Arab nations this week. He'll be encouraging officials to keep the money spigot open for major U.S. investment banks Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Investing
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Tata's 'Nano' says 'Hello'

Tata Motors unveiled its new "Nano" car at the New Delhi Auto Expo, lauded as the cheapest car in the world for $2,200. Doug Krizner talks to New Delhi reporter Mehul Srivastava about what you get for the price.
Posted In: Auto
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France: Sad economy, happy people?

Nicolas Sarkozy wants to factor happiness into the economic equation, so he's enlisted two Nobel-winning economists to revamp the system. Megan Williams reports the French might be about as happy as the Americans.
Posted In: Economy
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Harrah's might have tough luck

The buyout of Harrah's Casino is said to be one of the largest transactions coming to the market this year, but many of the usual buyers aren't at the table. Jill Barshay reports the deal will determine how easy leveraged buyouts will be this year.
Posted In: Wall Street
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New packaging, same bank

Many big banks like JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup are releasing new ad slogans in an effort to rebrand themselves. Steve Tripoli explores why, and whether these marketing efforts will ultimately matter to consumers.
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Campaigns selective with TV spending

Presidential campaign ads are about to get underway in another round of states, but candidates won't be flooding the airwaves as they did in Iowa or New Hampshire. Jeremy Hobson reports on how campaigns are budgeting to succeed.
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A new year, a more aggressive Fed

In the new year, what will the Fed do to combat a looming threat of inflation? Economics correspondent Chris Farrell told Scott Jagow he predicts the Fed will be much more aggressive than the market thinks.
Posted In: Economy
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Say 'Yes' to Prop. 111

In honor of the political season, the Marketplace Players have rereleased some classic campaign ads for and against Prop. 111 -- which, depending on what you believe, will either give your children candy or roll them off of skyscrapers.

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