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Marketplace AM for June 15, 2007
Jun 15, 2007

Marketplace AM for June 15, 2007

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Not so fast, private equity

Jun 15, 2007
It hasn't gone unnoticed by Congress that private equity firms are starting to go public. Or that they pay less than half the tax rate public companies do. So yesterday it introduced a bill to even the playing field. Steve Henn reports.

Private equity discovers Africa

Jun 15, 2007
No surprise that fewer than 1 percent of the world's private equity deals happen in Africa, the world's poorest continent. But with the potential for higher returns, more investors may be lured to take the risk. Terry FitzPatrick has the story.

Next up for HBO: Nothing big

Jun 15, 2007
With the series finale of "The Sopranos" last week, HBO finds itself for the first time with no smash hit and nothing in the pipeline. But it'll be interesting to watch how they handle that huge transition, says Daily Variety's Mike Speier.

Switzerland raises interest rates

Jun 15, 2007
The Swiss Central Bank has raised interest rates by 0.25 percent and some analysts are warning investors to be prepared for dramatic moves in global currency markets in the months ahead. Stephen Beard explains.

Poll: 35% of Mexicans would move to U.S.

Jun 15, 2007
Not exactly shocking information given the wage disparities between the U.S. and our neighbor to the south. But, say researchers, that doesn't mean if borders were opened that a third of Mexicans would really leave. Dan Grech reports.

New Marriott brand will be boutique

Jun 15, 2007
Marriott is teaming with famed boutique designer Ian Schrager to develop a new, edgier brand to compete for a new, younger class of business travelers. Ashley Milne-Tyte has details.

Who says bubbles are bad?

Jun 15, 2007
When economic bubbles burst, a ripple of devastating effects inevitably follows. Investors can lose everything, tens of thousands of workers may lose their jobs. But there's usually an upside says author Daniel Gross, even in the deflating housing market.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC