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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 17, 2008
Jan 17, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 17, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 17, 2008

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Don't retire, work for Uncle Sam

Jan 17, 2008
The federal government is looking at a staffing crunch as a huge wave of employees readies to retire in the next five years. It could be a great opportunity for older workers. Danielle Karson reports.

Writers strike boosts Sundance drama

Jan 17, 2008
Movie execs head to Utah hoping to find the next big box-office hit. And with potentially fewer films on the horizon, the competition could be fierce. Lisa Napoli reports.

Fighting inflation with mega-currency

Jan 17, 2008
Because of runaway inflation, it takes thousands of bills to buy even the most basic items in Zimbabwe. The government is now circulating notes up to 10 million. Scott Jagow talks with correspondent Gretchen Wilson.

Dems battle for Nevada's union vote

Jan 17, 2008
All those service industry jobs add up to political capital, even as union membership is on the decline nationwide. Jeremy Hobson reports on how it's a big factor for Clinton and Obama.

A 'do-not-mail' list for catalogs

Jan 17, 2008
Billions of catalogs find their way into America's mailboxes every year. A new online service aims to slow down that flood of glossy paper. Lenora Chu reports.

EU targets Big Pharma firms

Jan 17, 2008
There are suspicions drug makers are gaming the system to keep cheaper generic versions of profitable pharmaceuticals off the market. Megan Williams reports.

Aloha, hedge fund managers!

Jan 17, 2008
Robert Howe talks with Doug Krizner about why the Hawaiian Islands are now home to a fast-growing group of hedge fund managers. The time zone and broadband access makes it convenient to work Asian markets.

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 17, 2008

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC