Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Foreclosure rates up and rising

A report lists high unemployment and the busted housing bubble as causes for the rise in foreclosures last year. Janet Babin reports the number of foreclosures is expected to affect the economy into 2009.

Racism a battle in Chinese workplace

As trade between China and countries on the African continent continues to grow, the issue of race comes more to the forefront. Bill Marcus reports on the discrimination black people face working in China.

More airport security proposed for E.U.

European officials are proposing new airport security measures that would require the E.U.'s foreign visitors to have their fingerprints scanned into a database. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports tourists might balk at the idea.
Posted In: Travel

U.S. banishment good for British gamer

British-based online gaming company 888's profits rose sharply after it was booted from the American market, and the company boss is now happy the U.S. banned Internet betting. Stephen Beard reports 888 expects success to continue.

Not everyone needs a new TV for digital

The move to digital TV is about a year away, and consumer groups are worried that people might be tricked into buying pricey new TVs to accommodate the transition. Lisa Napoli reports it's not hard for most households to prepare.
Posted In: Science

China loses Spielberg over Darfur

Director Steven Spielberg is withdrawing from his work in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing over China's policies and actions in Sudan. Bill Marcus reports.
Posted In: Sports

The real Google versus Microsoft fight

Microsoft versus Google looms as a great corporate battle this year. But commentator Robert Reich says the real power players in the deal are the armies of lobbyists and lawyers Google and Microsoft have in Washington.

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