Feb 29, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 29, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 29, 2008

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EPA denying stricter CO2 limits

Feb 29, 2008
California and 14 other states want tighter limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars. But the EPA says it will deny the bid for stricter regulations. John Dimsdale reports it could have to do pressure from the auto industry.

Girl Scouts prepare a slimmer cookie

Feb 29, 2008
Keeping with the trend of pre-portioned "100-calorie" snack packs, the Girl Scouts have developed a new low-fat cookie called the Cinna-Spin. Andrea Gardner reports the girls should cash in on the trend.

The heat is still on for spring

Feb 29, 2008
Heating oil prices normally fall around the onset of spring, but this year they're expected to keep rising through a colder than normal season. Jeff Tyler reports on what some are doing to save money.

For cats with a taste for design

Feb 29, 2008
Sick of seeing cat furniture that cost too much for little in the way of design, Elizabeth Paige Smith set out to make her own line of seductive, striking feline wares. Andrew Phelps has more.

In Jordan, hijabs inspire style

Feb 29, 2008
Some women in Jordan wear head scarves, or hijabs, more as a fashion statement than as part of religious practice. Alisa Roth reports on the different ways Jordanian women view the hijab.

Asian oil markets in vicious cycle

Feb 29, 2008
Asian markets flirting with oil prices of $103 a barrel at a time when countries are under pressure to hold the line on prices. Bob Moon gets insight into inflationary pressure with Raphael Minder of the Financial Times.

London losing ground to New York

Feb 29, 2008
Though London has been considered the financial center of the world since the dot-com crash, a new report shows New York City is gaining ground in usurping that title. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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