Marketplace PM for Sept. 14, 2007

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For your next Middle East trip...

Three airlines based in the Persian Gulf want to lure more American travelers to Middle East destinations. And they're sparing no expense to do so. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Travel

Baseball runs for a fan base in Japan

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are two of Major League Baseball's biggest money-making machines. And now their rivalry is headed overseas. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

Taking the trash challenge

Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has volunteered to spend the next two weeks hauling her household trash around with her. She explains to Kai Ryssdal why she's so interested in this garbage.

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Don't be sold on secret shoppers

Some retailers now pay for "secret shoppers" to make sure their sales people are performing well. It's made the mystery-customer business an $800 million industry. But commentator Moira Manion, who works in retail sales, says it may not be money well spent.
Posted In: Retail

Sending a message to teen drivers

California has become the 16th state to put limits on teenage drivers' use of electronic devices. But whether such actions by governments will also limit insurance rates is another matter entirely. Lisa Napoli reports.

UAW puts contract talks on GM

The contract between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's Big Three carmakers is set to expire tonight at midnight. With Ford and Chrysler voting to extend their contracts, the union has singled out General Motors for special attention. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Helping Northern Rock from going south

The Bank of England stepped in with an offer of emergency credit today to bail out Northern Rock, one of the U.K.'s biggest mortgage companies. Stephen Beard reports it's just the latest sign the global liquidity squeeze might not yet be contained.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Wall Street

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