Marketplace for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008

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Putting stock in the law -- and trading it

The law firm of Slater & Gordon started selling shares on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2007, making it the first publicly traded law office in the world. Nate DiMeo reports on what that might mean for lawyers and investors.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

More bowls than good teams to fill them

If you follow college football, you've noticed an explosion of bowl games -- some featuring teams with losing records. Our business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad has been keeping track and shared her thoughts with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Sports

You're nothing but a ... trial lawyer!

Two trial-lawyer associations are battling -- in court, of course -- over one group's right to use "trial lawyers" in its name. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum is amazed they would fight for something most people hate.

Candidates ramp up online campaigning

The Internet may be the deciding factor in this year's Iowa caucuses. Author Garrett Graff, who worked for Howard Dean's campaign the last time around, says this year's campaigns have taken their Web work to another level.

SEC considers easing foreign trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to make it easier for Americans to dabble in foreign stocks. It's mulling a proposal that would let U.S. investors trade on other countries' stock exchanges. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Weather Channel forecast: Lucrative

The Weather Channel's parent company, Landmark Communications, confirmed today that it's exploring a possible sale. It could conceivably be worth $5 billion. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Ford saying Tata to Jaguar, Land Rover

Ford might have found a buyer for two of its luxury European brands, Jaguar and Land Rover. The front runner is a company you might never had heard of -- India's Tata Motors. Jill Barshay reports on why Ford's selling, and why Tata.
Posted In: Auto

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