Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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Labor numbers positive, but suspect

The Labor Department reports that fewer people are applying for unemployment insurance. But Janet Babin reports the numbers could have been thrown off due to the holiday season's retail hiring.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
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FEC changes rules on campaign ads

The Federal Election Commission issued new rules for what unions and corporations can put into supportive campaign ads. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports some think this could give a green light to attack ads.
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Airlines wing it through pilot shortage

With air travel continuing to expand, airlines are suffering from a shortage of pilots. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into what the carriers are doing to get people into the cockpit.
Posted In: Travel
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Strike dims lights beyond Broadway

The Broadway stagehands' strike is costing New York City millions of dollars a day. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the effects are also being felt by local businesses, and even charitable organizations.
Posted In: Economy, Entertainment
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A bunch of pressure on banana traders

Many of the European Union's key trade rules with 80 of its former colonies are set to expire at the end of the year, and the E.U. is now urging poorer countries to sign less-favorable agreements. Dan Grech reports.
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The distance we'll go for a good meal

Before Thanksgiving dinner is on the table, it usually travels many thousands of miles to be with you. Scott Jagow talks to Sarah Murray, author of "Moveable Feasts," about the economic impact of food.
Posted In: Books, Economy, Travel
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LEI's projection power pending

The index of leading economic indicators has been a strong tool for analysts to determine the likelihood of a recession. But Amy Scott reports the LEI coming out today might point to something else, if it matters at all.
Posted In: Economy
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The Fed can already help subprime

As Congress searches for ways to clean up the subprime mess and prevent a future one, commentator Robert Reich says the Fed already has the authority to do just that. It just needs to pay more attention.

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