Marketplace PM for August 3, 2007

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Chip fab shutdowns rock whole industry

A power outage in South Korea shut down factories that make memory chips essential to a whole range of electronic devices. As Lisa Napoli reports, the timing of the shutdown echoes through the industry.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

A Swiss Army Knife, made in China?

There's a good chance a new version of the venerable brand might carry a "made in China" label. It's a case of national identity vs. production costs. Janet Babin reports on the uproar over a pocket knife.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

Tough new regs target SSN fraud

A crackdown on fraudulent Social Security numbers could be costly to illegal immigrants and employers who don't bother to verify documents. As Dan Grech reports, as many as four million workers risk getting fired.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Y'all come back now, amigos

Texas attracts more visitors from Mexico than from any other country. And with tourism down due in part to heavy rains, cities like San Antonio are doing all they can to get a piece of the action. Joy Diaz reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Travel

The week on Wall Street

Bob Moon talks to analyst David Johnson about what happened on Wall Street this week.
Posted In: Wall Street

Big loophole in the lobbyist bill

Tough new regulations on lobbyists might help clean up Congress. But commentator Jeff Birnbaum found a loophole in the bill that might mean the only way a lobbyist can pay for dinner is if they contribute to a campaign...

Wingwomen get conversation started

For a single man on the dating scene, the best way to break the ice -- other than a cute puppy -- is a woman friend doing the talking. Now a growing service is helping shy guys meet Ms. Right, or Ms. Right Now.
Posted In: Science

New owners, same issues for Chrysler

Chrysler began another chapter in its 82-year history today. Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management officially took over as new owner. But the same executives will tackle the same problems as before.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street

Bear hit raises fears of debt crisis

Wall Street is hoping the subprime mortgage crisis won't spread. But Bear Sterns' debt rating got downrated today, and some economists aren't sure the problem has been contained. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing

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