Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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A bright spot amidst GM's losses

While General Motors lost more money in 2007 than any car company in any year, it made a substantial gain to its core automotive business. Janet Babin reports the bright spot could be due to the company's turnaround plan.
Posted In: Auto
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Less duty trouble for U.S. garments

The weakened euro is helping a once-punishing duty on American garments become less of a barrier in Europe. Rob Schmitz has more on how the U.S. clothing industry is benefitting from the shift in currency value.
Posted In: Retail
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London too taxing for foreigners?

Heavier taxes on foreign-born residents in London are threatening an exodus of thousands of workers. Stephen Beard reports this might damage the city's role as a global trading center.
Posted In: Taxes
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Radio has ear to ground for ad dollars

The commercial radio industry has been mulling over how to make more money from its advertising in the big push to the Web -- even when 90 percent of the population still listens. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the election may help.
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Another take on budgeting for clothes

Last week, Marketplace ran a story on a high-end men's clothing designer bringing down a $300 shirt to under $200. Doug Krizner spoke to listener Britt Davis in North Carolina about what he's budgeting for clothes this year.
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Wheat is the new corn

Last year's ethanol push made corn a hot commodity. Now, overseas demand for a certain kind of American wheat could make it the new star on the grains market. Shawn Allee reports it's also cheaper to produce.
Posted In: Retail
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U.S. looks closer at sovereign funds

Regulators in Washington want to take a closer look at the investments of foreign sovereign wealth funds into U.S. banks. Jill Barshay reports funds usually invest in doses which narrowly avoid the need for regulatory approval.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Swept away by service culture

Author Alex Frankel wanted to find out what life was like on the other side of the counter. He talks to Scott Jagow about his book, where he shares his experience of joining the working culture of Starbucks, UPS, the Gap and more.
Posted In: Books, Jobs, Retail

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