Marketplace for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007

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Feast, famine on China-Burma border

Burma is Asia's economic basketcase, even though it sits next door to China. Scott Tong recently traveled to the border and witnessed a stark contrast between the two sides.
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The business of being Bode Miller

Professional skier Bode Miller has started competing on his own, after 10 years with the U.S. national team. So far he's garnered $1 million in corporate sponsorships. Our business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad has some thoughts about the niche he's carving.
Posted In: Sports
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Digital marketers are watching the kids

Commentator Kathryn C. Montgomery says most kids who are active in online social networks don't realize they're also part of elaborate, virtual focus groups that could put their privacy at risk.
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Tax man catches up to car-sharing

Drivers who use car-sharing services in the state of Washington will now have to pay almost 10% in car-rental taxes. Users call it a penalty on doing right by the environment. Cathy Duchamp reports.
Posted In: Taxes
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China increase pumps up world oil price

China's citizens awoke to a 10 percent hike in their gas prices today. And that's one big reason why world oil prices breached $96 a barrel. John Dimsdale explains the cause and effect.
Posted In: Retail
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Cuomo files subprime-related lawsuit

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued a real estate appraisal company called eAppraiseIT for allegedly colluding with Washington Mutual to inflate home values. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Crime, Housing
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Bargaining writers, studios yell 'Cut!'

With negotiations halted between the Writers Guild and Hollywood studios, 12,000 Guild members are expected to strike today. Sam Eaton reports on the serious economic blow the strike could land to Tinsel Town.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

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