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Jan 25, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 25, 2008

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Baby formula additives under scrutiny

Jan 25, 2008
An organic watchdog group is claiming the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in baby formulas are unclear. Sarah Gardner details some of the reported side effects of the additives and how formula makers are responding.

No more Filipino help for Jordan

Jan 25, 2008
The Philippines has banned its workers from going to Jordan as it deals with human rights abuses of its migrants there. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports Jordan might rely enough on Filipino workers to feel the squeeze.
A Filipino woman at work
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Oil demand could soon outstrip supply

Jan 25, 2008
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Shell's CEO announced the world demand for oil would outstrip supply within seven years. European correspondent Stephen Beard outlines two possible resulting scenarios with Scott Jagow.

Anti-smoking will be bigger business

Jan 25, 2008
A report out today indicates the next decade will bring a new wave of products to help people quit smoking. And Danielle Karson reports the smoking cessation industry is expected to become much more lucrative.

Florida weighs a cut in property taxes

Jan 25, 2008
On Tuesday, Floridians will vote on an amendment that will cut their property taxes, intended to relieve some of the pressure from the housing market. Dan Grech examines views for and against the measure.

Writers and producers back at the table

Jan 25, 2008
With the Oscars ceremony fast on its way and directors' contracts renewed, TV and movie writers are once again negotiating with producers. Variety's Mike Speier talks to Doug Krizner about what happens now.

Colombia deal uphill battle in Congress

Jan 25, 2008
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Colombia with 10 House Democrats to talk about a free-trade agreement with Colombia. John Dimsdale reports why many Democrats are not so supportive of the deal.

Microsoft profits due to recent sales

Jan 25, 2008
Microsoft revenue hit a record this quarter, which analysts are attributing to sales of recently released products such as Vista. Jeremy Hobson the company expects the sales uptick to continue into the fiscal year.

Citigroup cutting back on new branches

Jan 25, 2008
News of Citigroup's cutback on new branches came the same day as an announcement of a new political union calling for more bank services in low-income communities. Steve Tripoli has more.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC