Marketplace PM for June 29, 2007

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For now, bloom stays on Ecuador's rose

A trade deal with several South American countries expires tomorrow. But President Bush is expected to sign an eight-month extension -- which would be a rosy deal for a country like Ecuador. Mary Stucky reports.
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Will new contract rules help small biz?

Small businesses are supposed to get 23% of federal government contracts. Yet, big companies have been winning some of those jobs. New rules take effect tomorrow that are intended to change that. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Washington
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Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Scott Jagow what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street
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The iPhone's here! The iPhone's here!

Kevin Pereira, host of G4 TV's "Attack of the Show" was one of those who got his hands on one of Apple's new devices. He stopped by to give us his thoughts.
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Hong Kong sees mainlanders coming

A decade ago this weekend, Hong Kong became a Chinese territory again after 156 years of British rule. It's flourished under China's control -- and from the flow of mainland vacationers. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Travel
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Fed issues new lending guidelines

The Federal Reserve today put out a set of guidelines for subprime mortage lenders. The only thing is, the "standards" are voluntary. So, what's the point? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Washington
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More than one way to diversify schools

The Supreme Court put a scare into supporters of affirmative action when it ruled public schools can't assign students based on race alone. But school districts are already trying other methods, such as family income. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime

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