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Marketplace for Monday, February 4, 2008

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Berlin tries to trademark its currywurst

Now that Berliner currywurst is in danger of being made with cheap sausage available from Eastern Europe, Berlin is seeking a trademark on its beloved sidewalk snack. Brett Neely reports.

Citigroup's card cutoffs generate fears

Citigroup has given 160,000 high risk credit card customers in the U.K. one month before it will cut off their cards. Jeff Tyler reports on whether this is a trend that could begin to affect risky American consumers.

Emissions may cost power plants

Anticipating federal limits on carbon emissions for coal-fired power plants in the near future, banks are creating guidelines for lending to utilities that would need money for penalties. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Finding Drucker's vision in all that stuff

Commentator Charles Handy reflects on the philosophies of economist Peter Drucker to figure out what to do when a consumer economy starts to buy less stuff. First in an occasional series.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Middle class turns to Dems on economy

Going into Super Tuesday, voters are more concerned about the economy than any other issue. Many in the middle class are turning to Democrats to address their economic concerns. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Google feeling Microsoft-Yahoo pinch

After making statements that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal will stifle innovation, Google has begun talks with Yahoo to dissuade a sale. Janet Babin reports on what Google is afraid of.

Hollywood looks to strike's end

Word is that talks are going well between the Writer's Guild of America and top studio executives, meaning that the strike may be near its end. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how the entertainment industry will return to production after such a long hiatus.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Federal budget proposal tops $3 trillion

President Bush has submitted a budget proposal of $3.1 trillion, declaring that it would fund security efforts yet not present a financial burden for taxpayers. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at the budget and reports on what Americans are getting out of it.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

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