Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 28, 2008
Feb 28, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 28, 2008

Segments From this episode

Where's the beef . . . from?

Feb 28, 2008
In response to the recent U.S. beef recall, consumer groups want the Department of Agriculture to release more information down the distribution line. John Dimsdale reports some say that could cause more confusion.

Circular bidding to fix the bond market?

Feb 28, 2008
To help remedy the struggling bond auction market, federal regulators are being urged to get behind a plan that some bond sellers are pushing as a short-term fix. Bob Moon reports it could allow them to buy back their own IOUs.

We don't hang out with our coworkers

Feb 28, 2008
A study out finds that U.S. employees are socializing less with their coworkers than they did about 20 years ago. Lisa Napoli talks to the study's author, University of Michigan's Olenka Kacperczyk, about why.

Pilots hope to ground BA

Feb 28, 2008
British Airways pilots angry over a new trans-Atlantic subsidiary are threatening to strike, and pilots from American Airlines are offering their support. Stephen Beard reports why U.S. pilots are behind the strike.

Iraq War could cost trillions more

Feb 28, 2008
Congress estimated war costs in Afghanistan and Iraq would reach $1.3 trillion. But economist Joseph Stiglitz is testifying today that number will reach $3 trillion. Jeff Tyler reports the cost also considers veteran health care.

Creating space is an art form

Feb 28, 2008
New York City is famous for its real estate issues, and the local museums are not exempt from space problems. Jill Barshay reports on a company that helps the art world find new space for valuable and sometimes fragile work.

Dairy Queen outlets sue corporate parent

Feb 28, 2008
Dairy Queen franchise owners in 10 states are suing their corporate parent for forcing them to modernize their business. Renita Jablonski reports a similar fast-food battle was also fought last year.

House considers new ethics panel

Feb 28, 2008
The U.S. House is expected to vote today on whether to set up a new, independent panel to screen ethics complaints. But some worry the panel could launch political witch hunts. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC

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