Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

British Airways bypasses Britain

British Airways announced plans to fly new routes from New York to either Paris or Brussels. The flights will not stop over in London. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports how business could be in BA's favor.
Posted In: Travel

Tijuana crime scaring away tourists

A rise in violent crime in Tijuana has put a damper on American tourism, which the city relies on heavily. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime, Mexico

Toy confidence: Are they buying it?

Signs at this year's Hong Kong Toy Fair are promoting consumer confidence in the products made in China. Scott Jagow talks to correspondent Bill Marcus in Shanghai about whether or not it's working.

Big Airbus deal starts the year

Airbus is off to a strong start for the year with its multibillion-dollar Irish plane-leasing company deal. Megan Williams reports the company will still have intense competition as it tries to surpass rival Boeing.

Report: Wal-Mart same as competitors

Wal-Mart is often criticized as the destroyer of local economies when it moves to town. But a report by the Minneapolis Fed says Wal-Mart is "no different than any other new business." Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Retail

Experts weigh in on FTC green guides

The Federal Trade Commission is updating its guidelines for environmental advertising. How would green experts improve the system? Sarah Gardner asked our team of sustainability pros, a.k.a. the "Greenwash Brigade."

Why not a North American Union?

After 14 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement is still hotly debated. One fear is that it could lead to an E.U.-like union. Commentator Will Wilkinson says this is a fantasy, but wouldn't be so bad.

China, South Africa align interests

China's Minister of Foreign Affairs is visiting South Africa this week, and peacekeeping is one of the main issues at hand. Gretchen Wilson reports what else is on the agenda for South Africa's biggest trading partner.

Campaign money waiting for a leader

The victories of Senators Clinton and McCain in the New Hampshire primary could actually result in a slowdown in campaign contributions on either side. Big endorsers want to make sure they back a winner. Danielle Karson reports.

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Nights at the Turntable [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED]
Refusal Fossil
When The Pawn
My Baby Don't Tolerate