Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 31, 2007
Dec 31, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 31, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 31, 2007

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Part private equity, part mortgages

Dec 31, 2007
The year began with a private-equity deal practically every day. When that stopped, talk of mortgages took over. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan reviews the year in Wall Street deals with Scott Jagow.

The new year is still unwritten

Dec 31, 2007
Yes, those countdown shows on New Year's Eve need writers, too. Jill Barshay reports Dick Clark had his show in the can months ago, but other network programs will go unscripted and rely more on music.

Home sales numbers say keep it cheap

Dec 31, 2007
Existing home sales numbers are projected to come up slightly from sharp lows. Steve Tripoli reports more downward price pressure is expected ahead for the new year -- so if you're selling a home, sell low.

Gift-card swappers beware

Dec 31, 2007
Several websites have popped up that allow people to swap the $26 billion worth of gift cards sold this holiday season. But Sam Eaton reports there are few guarantees and you can't always tell what you're getting.

More security for Chinese laborers

Dec 31, 2007
Cheap labor may become a rarer commodity in China, thanks to a new law requiring workers to have written contracts. Scott Tong looks at the new job security for laborers and what it will cost employers.

Saying 'Aloha' to the Sugar Bowl

Dec 31, 2007
The football team at the University of Hawaii is playing its biggest game ever, and winning could offer big rewards to the school. Andrea Gardner reports the pay-offs go beyond the cash.

A tough year for the needy

Dec 31, 2007
Smaller nonprofits like food banks and shelters struggled for donations in 2007, but wealthier organizations like museums and universities had a great year. Janet Babin looks into why.

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 31, 2007

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC

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