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Marketplace AM for February 2, 2007
Feb 2, 2007

Marketplace AM for February 2, 2007

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Art market still booming along

Feb 2, 2007
The price of art has risen sharply over the past five years thanks to skyrocketing demand from wealthy collectors and investors. But Stacey Vanek-Smith wonders, how long can the boom keep booming?
A bidder raises his paddle during an auction at Christie's  in Rockefeller Center in New York City.
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$10,000 for your thoughts

Feb 2, 2007
A conservative think tank reportedly offered scientists and economists as much as $10,000 each to undermine an unsettling UN report on global warming released today. Stephen Beard has the story.

Unemployment figures are up, but . . .

Feb 2, 2007
Overall we saw job growth in January, but things weren't so rosy in the manufacturing sector. And that has some folks whispering about recession. Janet Babin reports.

Identity theft drops 12 percent

Feb 2, 2007
Stolen identities are on the decline, says a new report. And it turns out that all that online banking is actually helping to keep your information safe. Jeff Tyler reports.

Why do Venezuelans love Hugo Chavez?

Feb 2, 2007
As President Bush and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continue their verbal sparring match, Dan Grech is in Caracas asking, why is the man so villainized in the States, so popular in his own country?

Brits yank 'Night at the Museum'

Feb 2, 2007
When Fox decided to release the DVD for the film early, some U.K. theater owners pulled it from their marquees in protest. They say that doesn't give them enough time to make a decent return, Stephen Beard reports.

Searching for peace in Palestine

Feb 2, 2007
Fighting in Gaza has resumed as Middle East peace negotiators prepare to meet today in Washington. Russia wants to lift the economic blockade on the impoverished Palestinian territories, but the U.S. holds the key, Eric Niiler reports.

New stem cell guidelines

Feb 2, 2007
A group hoping to bridge the divide over stem cell research has come up with a new set of guidelines. One hitch: They're illegal in some states. Janet Babin reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC