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There are a lot of investment options out there -- but have you ever considered weather? The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has, and starting today, you can invest in rain futures. But are you any better at predicting weather than your weatherman?
This Halloween weekend, Americans paid more money for halloween costumes than last year. And it's perhaps no surprise that there were plenty of economic and political get-ups. Mitchell Hartman has our story.
After Friday's mail bomb threat, shipping and cargo industries respond to new threats. Meanwhile, we ask how will this whole episode change the business of air cargo? Stephen Beard has more.
British and German leaders met today to talk about the terror threat that involves cargo. The industry continues to respond, and there could be some big changes in the way we ship things around the world.
U.S. airlines today are required to collect new personal information from passengers before they board a flight. A new Transportation Security Administration rule now mandates airlines to collect a passenger's full name, date of birth, and gender.
Brazil has elected its first female president -- Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff is no stranger to Brazian politics, and she will now control one of the world's fastest growing economies.
State attorneys general are now involved in the federal investigation of foreclosures. Allegations include misfiling paperwork and using questionable methods to speed up the process.
Incomes are down for the first time in more than a year, and spending has also fallen. What does this mean for the recession, and for the election. Julia Coronado has more.
A new study released today out of Britain says alcohol is more harmful to society than the illegal drugs cocaine and heroin. Those other illegal drugs are more harmful to the user, but the key difference in the study is alcoholism's effect on people around the addict. Susan Foster has more.
According to a new rule going into effect today, personal information like your date of birth and gender must be given to airlines when booking a flight, so they can pass it on to the government. It was a part of the 9/11 Commission's plan, and a long time coming. David Gura reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 1, 2010