Marketplace for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008

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Couple keep heady hopes for Dixie Beer

Until Hurricane Katrina ripped through its brewery, Dixie Beer was a New Orleans mainstay. It's being brewed it Wisconsin for the time being. Kai Ryssdal talks with owner Kendra Bruno about how she and her husband, Joe, are bringing their beer back to market.

Fidel's brother seen as economic hope

Cuban elections this weekend are expected to officially position Raul Castro, Fidel's brother, as the next president. Raul is seen as more pragmatic than his older brother, sparking hope that economic change may be on the horizon. Dan Grech reports.

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Ford CEO keeps both hands on wheel

CEO Alan Mulally has been running Ford for the past 15 months, when he was brought in from Boeing to lead the turnaround of the troubled automaker. In an interview with Kai Ryssdal, he says he's got his work cut out for him.
Posted In: Auto

Being an investor is getting scary

The Dow has dropped nearly 10% since Jan. 1 -- almost enough to qualify as a market correction. If you ask money managers, they say to sit tight and wait out the storm. But for a lot of Americans, that doesn't feel like an option. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Penn. governor blocks milk-label ban

Pennsylania's governor has reversed an effort to ban milk-container labels that tell consumers the milk comes from cows not treated with a growth hormone. Consumer groups are hailing his decision. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

Bush states position on stimulus plan

President Bush said today he wants about an economic stimulus worth 1% of the gross domestic product -- about $140 billion. And he wants it mostly in the form of tax cuts. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

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Moving Without Traveling
Neon Bible
Heights
Jeff Buckley, Hooverphonic, Underworld, Los Amigos Invisibles, Tosca, Norah Jones, Marc Ribot, Susan Malick, Martin Erskine & Ben Butler
New Orleans Joys

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