Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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Splitting feathers over a label

Tyson Foods touts the fact that its chickens are raised without antibiotics. But now, the government is forbidding the company from using the label, as the USDA overlooked a suspect feed additive. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health
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In Italy, money makes a good read

Italian best-seller "The Caste" has sold over a million copies in the country. Megan Williams explains why the true tale of money and politics is more compelling to Italians than a work of fiction.
Posted In: Books
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China wonders out loud about dollar

With the U.S. dollar continuing to fall, officials in China are beginning to worry about the value of their reserves. Bill Marcus reports on the further effect those concerns could have on U.S. currency.
Posted In: Economy
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Paper, or reusable canvas bag?

San Francisco today became the first city to ban plastic bags at large grocery stores. Sarah Gardner reports some don't feel the change will be that eco-effective, while others want to take the switch even farther.
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Fannie starts to show its cracks

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae reports its earnings today. Along with Freddie Mac, the company has been riding out defaults that have hit its bottom line. Dan Grech reports on what this could mean for the U.S. taxpayer.
Posted In: Housing
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Spam soon to be out of stock

Hot stock-tip spam scams may be avoided by a click of the delete button, but the SEC wants to get rid of the bogus e-mails for good. Alex Goldmark has more on "Operation Spamalot."
Posted In: Crime
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Fliers keep trouble on their radar

While airline passengers are bracing themselves for another frantic holiday season, one consumer group is hitting airports prepared for trouble -- with hidden cameras. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Travel
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The Fed becomes less reserved

The Federal Reserve will be sharing more information with the public when it releases the minutes today for last month's meeting. Nancy Marshall Genzer tells us what the Fed added and whether critics are appeased.
Posted In: Economy

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