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Marketplace for Friday, Nov. 30, 2007

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An incubator for maternity products

Pregnancy's become a bigger business opportunity as more companies are marketing oh-so-trendy baby gear to expectant moms. Some of those companies met in Los Angeles to display their wares at the Mom 2B convention. Cash Peters went to check it out.

Iraqi refugees returning, but to what?

Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees are estimated to have returned home. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Syria says hundreds of Iraqis are leaving every day. Kai Ryssdal talks with the agency's Sybella Wilkes in Damascus.
Posted In: Immigration

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

South African miners to strike for safety

A quarter of a million miners are set to walk off the job in South Africa on Tuesday to call attention to unsafe working conditions. Mining has been part of the country's fabric for more than a century, but little attention has been paid to the human costs. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Hugo Chavez, president for life?

Venezuelans vote Sunday on more than 69 constitutional amendments, including one to allow President Hugo Chavez to be re-elected indefinitely. Chavez has sweetened the pot by throwing in two amendments aimed at spreading the nation's oil wealth to the poor. Dan Grech reports.

Post Office gives Netflix negative review

The U.S. Postal Service says delivering Netflix DVDs is costing it an extra $21 million a year because the envelopes have to be sorted by hand. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Freeze coming on subprime mortgages?

The Bush Administration, big banks and mortgage lenders have been putting their heads together and may have a plan to help out homeowners who have gotten in over their heads. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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La Ultima Noche En La Tierra
Rejoice Rejoice
Live at Saint Gallen
John Butler Trio