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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 19, 2007
Oct 19, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 19, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 19, 2007

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States crack down on mortgage market

Oct 19, 2007
While Congress readies itself for a housing market bill next week, states like Massachusetts and Minnesota are passing their own measures against abusive lending practices. Amy Scott has more.

Volkswagen tries driving up U.S. sales

Oct 19, 2007
Even the cheapest Volkswagen model can't compete against Japanese cars in the U.S. So the auto maker is going to start revamping its design. Jill Barshay reports.

Working bitter to make sweet

Oct 19, 2007
Living in sub-human conditions, cane workers in the Dominican Republic labor to bring us the sugar we use in our morning coffee. Scott Jagow talks to Bill Haney, who covers their conditions in the new documentary "The Price of Sugar."

This country sponsored by corporate

Oct 19, 2007
World Bank President Robert Zoellick is seeking help from private-sector companies to uplift nations out of poverty. But some critics say this could give more influence to special interests. John Dimsdale reports.

FedEx drivers finally fed up

Oct 19, 2007
To save money, FedEx classifies its drivers as independent contractors, not employees. So they made a special delivery back to the company -- a lawsuit.

Can't cash in on Oscar attention

Oct 19, 2007
October is the mid-point in the Oscar season, but don't expect the nominated films to be big earners. Doug Krizner talks to Variety's Stuart Levine about why the best films make the worst money.

European leaders tackle weak dollar

Oct 19, 2007
European finance leaders are more worried than ever that the weakening dollar will curb E.U. growth. The issue will take top priority at this weekend's G7 meeting in Washington. Megan Williams reports.

Pats fans may regret using StubHub

Oct 19, 2007
After winning a ruling against online ticket reseller StubHub, the New England Patriots might revoke tickets from 13,000 of the site's customers. Dan Grech explores whether they had fans in mind.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 19, 2007

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC