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Dec 6, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 6, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 6, 2007

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Newspapers profit despite slow sales

Dec 6, 2007
The newspaper industry may be struggling, but newspapers are still managing to turn a profit. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports why it may be a bit hasty of editors and publishers to start making cutbacks.
Newspapers displayed on a news stand
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A lot to fork over for a ham

Dec 6, 2007
Iberian ham makes its U.S. debut today, and those interested in the Spanish delicacy will have to dish out a lot of cash for a bite. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into what might make foodies squeal for a taste.

Electric car? You already have one

Dec 6, 2007
Instead of waiting until you buy a hybrid to reduce your eco-footprint, why not make your vehicle electric now? James Nestor has more on a company that has been converting gas cars to electric for decades.

Putting the lid on cap-and-trade

Dec 6, 2007
As landmark climate legislation moves through the Senate, business lobbyists are pushing an ad campaign against it. Sarah Gardner reports what the group is using to try to persuade U.S. senators and workers.

European Central Bank reversing trend

Dec 6, 2007
The Bank of England and the European Central Bank are meeting today to go over interest rates. But while British rates are headed lower, the Eurozone has a different outlook. Megan Williams reports.

Server farms harvest rural power

Dec 6, 2007
In a rural area of Washington state that doesn't draw heavily on the power of the electric grid, Internet companies are taking advantage of an opportunity to set up their servers. Jason Paur has more.

When the emperor is far away . . .

Dec 6, 2007
As China works to fix its problems with product safety, it faces a big challenge enforcing new rules on workers in far-flung provinces. Bob Moon explains why dealing with provincial areas may be tricky.

High-tech innovation in short supply

Dec 6, 2007
To make up for a shortage of mathmaticians and computer scientists in the U.S., many companies turn to outsourcing. But Dan Grech reports the congressional limit on work visas might also be pushing out innovation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC