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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What could be affecting construction?

Housing construction fell more than 10 percent in October. Steve Chiotakis gets analysis from Richard DeKaser of Woodley Park Research.

Bye bye, filling for pumpkin pie

This year's pumpkin harvest was already looking meager when Nestle, which controls much of the canning crop, announced Midwest rain destroyed much of the remaining pumpkins. Will we survive a shortage of pumpkin puree? Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Food

Can Treasury, SBA help small business?

The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration are working on ways to get money flowing to small businesses. SBA assistance could run into pitfalls as problems continue to loom. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Goldman wants to help small business

Goldman Sachs has announced a half-billion dollar initiative to help small businesses in the U.S. Is this a PR move to compensate for mistakes the company said it made during the credit crisis? Bill Radke talks to Alisa Roth.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Hershey, Ferrero eyeing Cadbury

Hershey and Italian sweet producer Ferrero are in talks with banks to beat Kraft to a deal for British chocolate maker Cadbury. Christopher Werth explores why this partnership may make a lot more sense.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Wyoming could tax wind development

Wyoming state legislators are talking about placing a new tax on wind development. Molly Messick reports.

Houses still selling to the lowest bidder

Online database RealtyTrac says foreclosure rates aren't going to peak until next year. Which is good news for auction houses rattling off prices to an increasing number of bidders. Sean Cole visits a foreclosure auction in Boston.
Posted In: Housing

S. Korea wants to push U.S. on trade

Officials in South Korea are hoping to push President Obama officials are hoping to push him on free trade. But expectations in Seoul are low for a breakthrough on a stalled trade deal. Scott Tong reports.