Marketplace PM for January 3, 2007

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Trading the floor for the computer

Electronic trading is changing the once-bustling culture of the New York Stock Exchange. Stacy Vanek-Smith takes a walk around a quieter and more open trading floor.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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Democrats tackle ethics first

Congress' new majority goes into session on Thursday with ethics and lobbying reform at the top of its agenda. Hillary Wicai reports.
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A look behind the Bush rhetoric

The President made sure to get his point to the press today about the budget. Kai Ryssdal takes a look at what he said, and what he didn't, with fiscal policy expert Maya MacGuineas.
Posted In: Economy
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With no Home Depot improvement, CEO exits

The company underperformed, its stock tanked, but Home Depot's board still gave outgoing chief Robert Nardelli a $210 million severance package. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Retail
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How about Israel for that relaxing getaway?

Israel has spent millions of dollars in an effort to retool its image. But can branding, marketing and advertising campaigns do much to change perceptions? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada
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An image consultant can only do so much

Commentator Jeremy Kahn says a country's identity is the sum of many things. And for Israel to change its image might require something beyond the abilities of even the most talented marketing consultant.
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The states of successful children

Where a child grows up has a big influence on how successful he might be later in life, according to a new study. Sarah Gardner reports on the state-by-state "Chance for Success Index."

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