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Marketplace for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008

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Seeing opportunity in rising oceans

Conservative projections say rising seas from climate change would displace hundreds of millions of people and cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next century. Sam Eaton found a scientist with a plan to capitalize on melting icecaps for the sake of everyone.

Call it the Great Fire Wall of China

China's government is promising, by the end of the month, to put in place tough new rules for companies wanting to do business online. The prospect has investors a bit leery. Our Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about the plan.

Spend U.S. wealth on the public good

As private money spent on private institutions continues to grow, public money is vanishing -- leaving our infrastructure to collapse. Commentator Benjamin Barber says it's a trend we should reverse now.

A talk with Giuliani's economic adviser

Marketplace begins a series of interviews today with presidential candidates' economic advisers. Kai Ryssdal talks with economist David Malpass about the views of his candidate, Republican Rudy Giuliani.
Posted In: Economy

Advertisers move to the silver screen

If you've been to the movies lately, you may have noticed the show before the show just keeps getting longer. Big advertisers are moving from the small screen to the big one. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Home sales still lag despite price cuts

New home sales in 2007 fell to their lowest level in almost 13 years -- despite big price cuts by homebuilders, according to the Commerce Department. Bob Moon looks at whether there's reason to believe 2008 home sales will be different.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Bush to focus on pork-barrel spending

In his State of the Union address, President Bush will take aim at something very nearly untouchable -- legislative earmarks. But not until next fiscal year. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

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