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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 4, 2008
Jan 4, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 4, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 4, 2008

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Naples throwing away its cheese

Jan 4, 2008
The streets of Naples, Italy are filling up with garbage thanks to the country's mafia. Rome correspondent Megan Williams tells Scott Jagow the problem is having a devastating effect on the local cheese industry.

Business wish list for next leader

Jan 4, 2008
As the presidential race takes shape, Marketplace will be taking a look at what businesses want from the next president. Danielle Karson reports energy and health care are among the top issues.

Florida citrus may have dodged bullet

Jan 4, 2008
Yesterday's snow in Florida had many citrus growers up all night checking the temperatures of their groves. But Dan Grech reports damages might have been avoided because of winds that helped to mitigate frost.

Violence closing Kenya for business

Jan 4, 2008
Kenya's unrest has resulted in a temporary close of its stock market, looted stores and significantly reduced trade. Gretchen Wilson reports on the economic damage from the violence.

Mortgage brokers starting to register

Jan 4, 2008
To combat abusive lending practices, seven states have launched a standardized registry for mortgage brokers. Eventually, regulators nationwide will know about those who fail to register. Steve Tripoli reports.

Labels anticipate year's big hitters

Jan 4, 2008
Between Madonna's send-off album with Warner Brothers, a buzz around U2's upcoming release and the return of Usher, the music industry is hoping for a good year. Doug Krizner talks to Billboard's Bill Werde.

Jobless claims higher than expected

Jan 4, 2008
The new job numbers out today from the Labor Department are much worse than economists expected. Janet Babin reports increased unemployment could weigh on consumer confidence and spending.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 4, 2008

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC