Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 14, 2007
Dec 14, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 14, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 14, 2007

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Lufthansa swoops in on JetBlue

Dec 14, 2007
Easing JetBlue's continuous struggle, German airline Lufthansa is buying 19 percent of the carrier. JetBlue will get $300 million, but what about Lufthansa? Scott Jagow talks to Doug McVitie of Arran Aerospace.

NFL a touchdown this TV season

Dec 14, 2007
From a team that can't stop winning to federal court cases, the drama in the NFL has made for some very compelling TV. Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad recaps the season with Scott Jagow.

The company gives to its performers

Dec 14, 2007
Analysts are projecting pay raises to go up about the same amount they did the past year. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the pay-for-performance factor is becoming increasingly important in determining bonuses.

A critic's blessing is its own reward

Dec 14, 2007
With award campaigns for Golden Globes underway, a nomination from a critic's association can be essential. Doug Krizner talks to Variety's Mike Speier about which critics' associations audiences will listen to and why.

Web money for candidates goes further

Dec 14, 2007
Democratic donation Web site ActBlue wants to extend its campaigns beyond candidates to include unions and corporations. Congress will decide today whether or not they can. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Do you need $25K to fix your home?

Dec 14, 2007
A Home Depot contest for a $25,000 gift card asks contestants for a video showing how they would use it. Lisa Napoli reports videos are getting plenty of hits on YouTube, and Home Depot's getting lots of free advertising.

Bolivia provinces could declare autonomy

Dec 14, 2007
Disagreeing on the economic effects of Bolivian President Evo Morales' new constitution, five of the country's provinces are threatening to become autonomous. Dan Grech explores issues the potential for this to create violence.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 14, 2007

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC