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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Which country produces the most tobacco?

Stephan Richter of The Globalist offers his latest question, this time about the world's largest producer of tobacco.
Posted In: Agriculture

'Jane Eyre' a favorite to remake

"Jane Eyre" has been adapted for the screen more than two dozen times. What makes it such a favorite story?
Posted In: Entertainment

U.S. natural gas surplus stays put

As natural gas production increases with new technology, regulations and the markets stall efforts to sell the excess outside the U.S.

Senate to vote on patent system reform

The Senate is expected to vote on an overhaul of U.S. patent laws. The measure may change the way patents are reviewed and would give priority to inventors who pay bigger fees.

Oil prices haven't changed American travel habits, yet

Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith Moore and Company, explains why high oil and gas prices haven't convinced Americans to drive less this Spring.
Posted In: Oil

Oil prices fall as OPEC discusses production boosts

Oil prices declined for the first time in three days as members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries hold informal talks over pumping more oil into the global economy.
Posted In: Oil

'Reset button' with Russia benefits U.S. business

It's been two years since President Obama enacted a symbolic "reset" in relations with Russia. The gesture may have helped political relations, but business relations with Russia have surged, too.
Posted In: Russia

Rising interest rates could hurt British homeowners

The Bank of England is set to raise its rates, which means U.K. homeowners face the daunting prospect of increased mortgage payments.
Posted In: Housing

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be named ambassador to China

President Obama is expected to nominate Locke to represent the U.S. in Beijing. Locke would be the first Chinese-American to serve in the post, and has worked on trade with China before.
Posted In: China

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