Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Debate over frequencies in the air

The FCC is considering a proposal for soon-to-be freed TV airwaves. Tech companies see big opportunities, but broadcasters worry about unwanted transmission interference in their signals. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Science

Temp hiring slow in down economy

Hiring slumps in the U.S. and U.K. are hurting temp staffing companies worldwide. Jeremy Hobson looks into the advantages of being a temp -- including the leg up in job competition -- and why company temp hiring is slower.
Posted In: Jobs

Backyard garden biz is growing fast

San Francisco start-up business MyFarm helps locals who aren't savvy about gardening grow their own veggies at home. Lisa Morehouse has more on the company's success and fans throughout the organic world.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Food

Bringing U.S. role down in IMF

Finance ministers from the European Union are meeting in Brussels today to talk about the global financial crisis. One idea on the table: having the U.S. play a smaller role in the IMF. Stephen Beard reports.

Early voting is good for business

Scores of voters are lining up across the country to cast ballots, but in some states voters have already had the opportunity to get it out of the way. Janice Baker reports why the move can also be good for stores.

Entrepreneurs talk about their feelings

Small business owners, does the current economy make you feel powerless or afraid? If so, you're not alone. Marketplace Entrepreneurship reporter Mitchell Hartman attended a peer advisory group where entrepreneurs get help coping with the turmoil in the business world.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Chrysler gas promo out of fuel

Chrysler's promotion to guarantee buyers $2.99 per gallon gas doesn't really sell when national prices have dropped below that number. Janet Babin reports what the auto maker might plan to do instead to help the company.
Posted In: Auto

Financial companies eyed in bailout

The Treasury Department is moving forward on how to spend the $700 billion rescue fund, and is thinking about buying up stakes in more companies. Alisa Roth reports the idea is to support a wider range of financial companies.

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