Dec 21, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 21, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 21, 2007

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Wall Street not so merry over bonuses

Dec 21, 2007
Some positive analysts think the bonuses on Wall Street will come up, and others hear that bonuses are down. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us who is most likely to walk away with a healthy check.

When writers strike, losses mount

Dec 21, 2007
The Hollywood writers may be able to drum up support for their cause, but not without costing the local economy millions. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on the projected losses to the entertainment industry if the strike lasts into May.
Writers picket during WGA strike
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Berliners get no rest from shopping

Dec 21, 2007
Not long ago, shopping on a Sunday was forbidden in Germany because the constitution declared it a day of rest. But Brett Neely reports the rules are changing in Berlin, and some consider it a sin.

Trouble spied in cyber-security plan

Dec 21, 2007
A new cyber-security plan is aiming to protect the government from not just individual hackers, but also other governments. Jeremy Hobson reports concerns over government spying have stunted the program.

Carriers afraid they'll cough up for CO2

Dec 21, 2007
A new E.U. bill setting CO2 limits for planes allows carriers to buy emissions permits at auctions. But Megan Williams reports the law is making some carriers anticipate paying billions and increasing ticket prices.

The loudest music biz stories of 2007

Dec 21, 2007
Madonna left her longtime label to work with a concert promoter, CD sales declined yet another year and digital music sales didn't really grow. Doug Krizner deciphers what it all means with Billboard's Bill Werde.

UBS investor upsets shareholders

Dec 21, 2007
Shareholders at Swiss bank UBS are upset over a deal with a mysterious investment from Saudi Arabia. Scott Jagow talks to Haig Simonian of The Financial Times about the realities these shareholders are facing.

With oil this cheap, why say no?

Dec 21, 2007
Venezuela has agreed to sell oil to poor countries in the Caribbean and Central America at sweetheart rates. Dan Grech reports how the country's solid economic benefits mix with an offering of its ideology.

CIGNA criticized in death of teen

Dec 21, 2007
Denied at first for a liver transplant by health insurer CIGNA, Nataline Sarkisyan, 17, lost a battle last night with leukemia. She passed away shortly after CIGNA had reconsidered its decision. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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