Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Wall Street laughs at Spitzer's expense

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's scandal with a prostitution ring now has some on Wall Street cheering. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports it could also hurt his current efforts to stabilize the shaky municipal bond business.
Posted In: Wall Street
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India's forbidden rickshaws still run

The practice of pulling passengers by rickshaw is illegal in India, but that doesn't stop the pullers from working. Miranda Kennedy talks to a rickshaw worker who's still in the family business for $3 a day.
Posted In: Jobs
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Zimbabwe's new 'empowerment' law

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has signed a new law that gives blacks the right to a majority share in all companies owned by whites, Asians and foreigners. Gretchen Wilson reports on the move to stimulate the economy.
Posted In: Economy
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Tech start-ups booming in Israel

Israel's tech sector is teeming with start-ups and helping the national economy thrive. Scott Jagow talks about the boom and the country's economic concerns with Manuel Trajtenberg, head of Israel's National Economic Council.
Posted In: Science
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No funds for biomedical breakthroughs

The National Institute of Health has been flat for the last five years. Today, a group of researchers is warning of the potential losses a weak NIH budget can cause for the future of biomedical research. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Education, Science
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Boeing appeals for review of lost deal

Reeling from the loss of a $35 billion contract with the Air Force to a group including rival Airbus, Boeing is filing an appeal with the Government Accountability Office. Stephen Beard reports the GAO review could take three months.
Posted In: Travel
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Green appeal for Latino community

Environmental marketing may be difficult to ignore, but that doesn't mean it's getting through to everyone. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports how campaigns to conserve are tailoring their message to the Latino community.
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High oil prices could indicate recession

With oil prices reaching the $108 a barrel mark and factors like auto sales and consumer confidence down, recession could be on the way. Jill Barshay reports why oil speculators are happy, but analysts are worried.

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