Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 27, 2008

'Sweet Lord' not a blessing for all

A German entrepreneur has created a holiday job for himself: He's selling a chocolate Jesus. But not everyone likes to mix their candy with their spirituality. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Attacks will affect India's confidence

The terrorist attacks on Mumbai came at a hard time for the Indian stock market. Scott Jagow talks to Roopak Saluja, a film producer in Bombay, about the effects attacks will have on different Indian industries.

Credit cards ramp up on rate hikes

Credit card companies have launched a new wave of rate and fee hikes this holiday season, including finance charges and increased late penalties. And some experts say this is only the beginning. Jill Barshay reports.

Firm gets good results from bad ideas

Thousands of new consumer products hit American store shelves every year. About 90% fail. A Michigan consulting company collects many of these products, and companies pay big bucks to take a look. Dustin Dwyer reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

After 99 years, Woolworths goes bust

Woolworths has over 800 stores around the U.K., and all face closure as the company went bankrupt last night. Stephen Beard reports this is troubling news as the company does its best around the holiday season.
Posted In: Retail

Adjusting to the veggie lifestyle

Giving up meat can be great for your health, but can also get expensive. Cash Peters had reservations but decided to try it anyway, and found it may get pricey, but it works. He offers tips for transitioning.
Posted In: Food, Health

Mumbai shaken, but can bounce back

Mumbai is quiet after attacks by Islamic militants rocked the streets. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Ray Thibodeax, who is there surveying the situation and says the city is resilient in the face of catastrophe.
Posted In: Crime

Macy's banks on the good old days

It's hard to feel bad about shopping when you get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. And that's what Macy's is counting on with ads focusing on 150 years of nostalgia-friendly store heritage. Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Retail

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Times Like These (One-Way Motorway)
Pickin' On Series
Big Spender ( F5 Showblow)
Norsk Noteservice Wind Orchestra
A Feeling (Flying Winnebago & Annie Hayden)
Flying Winnebago & Annie Hayden
Personal Jesus (7" Version) (Original)
Depeche Mode