Marketplace for Wednesday, Oct.31, 2007

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Offering one last ride in Hog heaven

They may never run out of potential customers, but funeral directors still have to stay competitive. Carl Marziali reports on how some are attracting those who like to follow Harleys -- one last time.
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Power from pond scum

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is going to restart its research into algae as a replacement for oil and gas. In fact, the lab is going to team up with Chevron for the project. Michael Montgomery reports.
Posted In: Immigration
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CEOs creating value -- for themselves

Who's to blame for the mortgage mess that's still reverberating through the economy? Commentator Robert Reich thinks it's the same people who cashed in before the credit bubble burst.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Pumpkin tax hits like pie in the face

The Iowa Department of Revenue has decided pumpkins sold for decoration and not eating should be taxed. Kai Ryssdal talked to pumpkin-patch operator Bob Kautz about the decision and the slice it's taken from his profits.
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'Black Friday' comes early this year

As far is the nation's biggest retailer is concerned, the holiday shopping season has arrived. Wal-Mart is going to be offering some hot discounts this Friday to get Christmas shopping started early. What about waiting until the day after Thanksgiving? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Airline safety study to be made public

NASA chief Michael Griffin has promised Congress he will release results of a six-year-long study of airline safety that reportedly finds there have been many more near-collisions between aircraft than previously revealed. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Travel
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Do-not-track list proposed for Web

A coalition of consumer privacy groups is pushing for the creation of a national do-not-track list that would allow Web surfers to stop Internet companies from recording their personal behavior online. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Science
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Will economy keep rolling or blow a tire?

While the Fed is cutting interest rates to ward off an economic slowdown, the latest GDP numbers are strong -- a seeming schizophrenia that has markets jumping around. But many economists have an explanation that encompasses all the numbers. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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