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Feb 18, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 18, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 18, 2008

Segments From this episode

Nationalization to save Northern Rock?

Feb 18, 2008
With no help from the public sector in sight, the U.K. government wants to nationalize Northern Rock to keep the bank in business. But Stephen Beard reports the move is politically risky and could also mean several lawsuits.

Way too few sharks in the pond

Feb 18, 2008
Studies now show that sharks are not only endangered, but vulnerable to extinction. Janet Babin reports many countries still allow commercial shark fishing, and recreational shark fishing is still legal in the U.S.

Speeding up the consumerism treadmill

Feb 18, 2008
Consumption has nearly doubled in the U.S., and fashion leads the way. One growing retail fashion chain, H&M, specializes in budget knockoffs of high-end clothing, with inventory coming in daily. Amy Scott reports from the shopping frenzy.

NYSE Euronext expands to India

Feb 18, 2008
The New York Stock Exchange's parent company is buying 5 percent of India's number one commodities exchange. And if it weren't for India's cap on foreign purchases, the NYSE would have bought more. Jill Barshay reports.

Less limit on public election funds

Feb 18, 2008
Senators John McCain and Barack Obama signed a pledge last year to accept a limit on public financing in the general election. But John Dimsdale reports there may soon be a change to those ground rules.

Africa's price for U.S. aid

Feb 18, 2008
President Bush is visiting Africa and signing an aid package worth nearly $700 million. Doug Krizner talks to Gretchen Wilson in Johannesburg, South Africa about the conditions African countries meet for U.S. aid.

Niches aren't scared of the Internet

Feb 18, 2008
While online advertising continues to pummel its competitors in print, one sect of print publishing is expanding. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how the growing market for niche publications works with the Web.
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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC