Marketplace for Monday, Nov. 12, 2007

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Europe faces urgency over currency

Europe has its own Ben Bernanke. Jean-Claude Trichet oversees the European Central Bank. Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London about the pressures facing the ECB's president.

Dollar's fall new factor in study abroad

The number of Americans studying abroad is rising, according to a new study. But parents footing the bill might want to start paying attention to exchange rates. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Education

Emirates Airlines buying piece of the sky

Airlines from Persian Gulf states have announced $82 billion in new plane purchases, a bonanza for plane makers Boeing and Airbus. One purchase in particular caught the world's imagination, by an airline you probably haven't heard of -- at least not yet. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Travel

OPEC seeks estimates on future demand

Representatives of the 12 OPEC nations hold a rare summit meeting this week. One of the issues they'll discuss is a plan to spend $130 billion by 2012 to boost oil output. But before they do they want some guarantees from their big customers. John Dimsdale reports.

'Superfund' won't save the day

Remember that special, $75 billion fund some big banks were planning to prop up the credit markets? Details came out today about how the fund will work -- or how it won't, as some see it. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Crisco: A marketing revolution

Crisco is a staple in many American kitchens and a must-have for homemade pies. But it's also an invented food made by chemists, and the story of how the white stuff became a must-have has become a marketing legend. Sarah Gardner reports.

A marketing battle of wants vs. needs

Global consumer spending has skyrocketed in the past two decades. But is advertising to blame? Do we all simply want more stuff, or do we need it for our high-speed modern lifestyles? It's a little of both, says marketing expert Kit Yarrow.
Posted In: Retail

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