Marketplace for Monday, October 8, 2007

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Poverty may be good for Cuba's health

The latest figures from the United Nations show Cubans have slightly longer life expectancy than Americans. A new study suggests it may be poverty that keeps Cubans going strong. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

Will Southwest's economy dry up?

Scientists saying global warming is going to make the Southwest United States especially dry. That will likely have dire consequences on the economy of one of the country's fastest growing regions. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Google shares join a select group

Google is now one of a half-dozen companies with stocks listed above $600 dollars a share on American exchanges. But why? Kai Ryssdal searched for answers from Brian Cooley at CNet.

Now, the customer's always managed

Most companies try to at least appear interested in how their customers feel. But if you're starting to feel more like a lab rat than a loyal customer, get used to it, says commentator Ian Ayres.

London's boom is falling down

The subprime crisis and the related problems of British bank Northern Rock are creating some tough times for "The City" -- London's business district. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy

Dollar's value not up to EU's liking

The dollar's recent problems against the euro might be good for American exporters, but for European finance ministers meeting this week in Germany it's become a major headache. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy

Court to hear Enron shareholders' case

The marquee case on the Supreme Court docket for Tuesday pits people who lost money on Enron versus the company's bankers, lawyers and accountants. John Dimsdale reports it'll test how far afield the liability for corporate wrongdoing extends.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

UAW gives Chrysler a strike deadline

Two weeks after agreeing to a new contract with General Motors, the United Auto Workers union gave Chrysler a strike deadline today in their negotiations. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

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