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Marketplace for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008

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Teaching kids to tackle personal finance

High school students in seven states are learning some rules of personal finance through a program sponsored by the NFL and Visa called "Financial Football." Jeff Tyler has the play-by-play.
Posted In: Education

Investors are diving into desalination

Predictions of drought and dwindling water supplies are turning investors' attention to the oceans as a reliable source of drinking water. Desalination isn't cheap, but a host of companies are diving in. Sarah Gardner reports.

French farmers are in a bit of a pickle

Miniature pickles, or cornichons, are considered the national condiment in France. But now the country's cornichon farmers are having to compete with producers from countries such as India. Anita Elash reports.

Liberalized immigration laws benefit all

In South Carolina, Republican challenger Buddy Witherspoon has launched a TV ad skewering incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham for his immigration policy. Commentator Kerry Howley says the ad's tough tactics will only hinder economic growth in the state.

How will shoppers rule in Charney case?

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney has a court date this week to defend himself against a former employee's accusations of sexual harassment. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on what effect the lawsuit might have on the clothing company's brand.
Posted In: Retail

Will a stimulus really help the economy?

The debate over a stimulus package will likely intensify this week as Congress puts forth its own proposals. We asked Tom Shapiro of Brandeis University's Institute on Assets and Social Policy to outline the pros and cons.
Posted In: Economy

No holiday for world's markets

Markets around the world suffered significant drops today. Some analysts blamed global disappointment over the Bush administration's proposed stimulus plan. But there may be more alarming factors at work. Stephen Beard reports.

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