Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 2, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 2, 2008
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Irish split on road near sacred site

The Hill of Tara, northwest of Dublin, has a great deal of archaeological and religious significance. Now, the Irish government wants to build a four-lane highway near it. Stephen Beard reports many are protesting.
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Prices so low, you'll want to fly

The cost of flights are dropping with demand, and carriers like Skybus and JetBlue are offering very cheap deals. Janet Babin reports these carriers compensate for their losses by charging in other areas.
Posted In: Travel
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NAFTA deadline for Mexican sugar

When NAFTA took effect in 1994, Mexican sugar farmers were given until early 2008 to modernize their equipment so they could compete with the U.S. But Dan Grech reports some farmers still work the old-fashioned way.
Posted In: Mexico
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Renewed FISA could protect telecoms

Congress must decide whether the temporary Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act should be renewed with protections for telecom companies. Civil liberties groups are fighting the measure. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime
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Directors Guild to start negotiations

While the film and TV writers' strike is in its ninth week, the Directors Guild is gearing up to do their own contract negotiations. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports what happens in these talks could affect the writers.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs
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Caucuses great for Iowa businesses

With the presidential hopefuls hanging around to do the caucuses in Des Moines, Iowa, reporters and campaign staff have flooded the city with business. Jeremy Hobson reports it's a shot in the arm for the local economy.
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A bright outlook for jobs in 2008

Despite slow job growth due to trouble in the housing, credit and stock markets, experts say the job market is doing all right. Bob Moon takes a look at where demand for employment is strongest right now.
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Don't thank me for my patience

If you had to wait for a service over the holiday, you probably had someone say "Thank you for your patience." Commentator Robert Reich says we should stop being thanked and start billing them for our time.

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