Marketplace for Friday, September 21, 2007

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Halo3 takes publicity drive to next level

This weekend brings the final push of a nearly year-long media blitz that you might have managed to tune out -- unless you live with a video gamer. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail
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Alan, you should have known better

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan wrote in his recently released memoir that he was disappointed Republicans didn't deliver smaller government and lower spending. Commentator Benjamin Barber says he should stop believing the party rhetoric.
Posted In: Washington
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Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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Closing a door to identity thieves

Consumer groups and the big three credit reporting bureaus have been feuding for some time over when and how consumers can keep their histories from being released -- especially to fend off identity thieves. Now there's a break in that battle. Steve Tripoli reports.
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FDA bill stops short of drug-ad bans

The Senate has passed a bill that gives the Food and Drug Administration new powers to monitor drugs after they hit the market. But some consumer advocates had hoped the bill would go further at reining in drug ads. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Health
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Mattel to China: We didn't play nice

Mattel issued a statement today. No, not another toy recall. This one was an apology to the people of China. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail
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Gas-price rise expected to trickle out

Crude oil closed at $81.62 a barrel in New York today, up 35% since January. And yet, the mysteries of the refining pipeline have kept gas prices essentially flat since the beginning of summer. Jeff Tyler reports on the disconnect -- and why it's not expected to last.
Posted In: Retail
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'We don't feel free at all'

South Africa's economy is growing at almost 5% a year, with prosperity visible in major cities. But 13 years after the nation's first democratic elections, the boom hasn't trickled down to the poorest communities. And angry residents are speaking out. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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