Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A cent too far for Burger King

Burger King's two-year battle with Florida tomato pickers over a penny-per-pound raise is coming to a head with the news that BK has begun planning to buy tomatoes elsewhere. Dan Grech tells us more.

VW executives face corruption charges

Bribery, pleasure trips and prostitutes: the underbelly of the car industry is on display in Germany. Megan Williams reports on the Volkswagen trial.
Posted In: Auto

Amtrak back on the rails

Amtrak's fortunes are changing for the better with increased ridership and a Senate effort to boost funding. Danielle Karson explains.
Posted In: Travel

Global markets prepare for recession

All around the world, stock markets are indicating an imminent U.S. recession. Doug Krizner talks to the Times of London's Nick Haysel about the U.K.'s reaction to overnight market drops.

High hopes for hedge funds

As mutual funds struggled in 2007, the average hedge fund returned more than 10 percent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the growing interest in hedge funds for 2008.

Don't blame China for the trade deficit

Congress may be tempted to threaten China with tariffs unless they raise the value of the yuan, but commentator Robert Reich says this sort of move misses the real source of the problem.

Clearing the skies with landing fees

The Transportation Department is proposing that airports charge airlines more to land flights during peak hours in an effort to ease congestion. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

GOP huddles to hone message

The Republicans begin their winter meeting in Washington today, but with three different winners in three primary states, they're struggling to present a unified front. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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