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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 1, 2007
Nov 1, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 1, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 1, 2007

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An AMT patch for a pay-go promise

Nov 1, 2007
Congressman Charles Rangel proposed a one-year patch for the alternative minimum tax to save taxpayers from a rate hike. But Jeremy Hobson reports it could threaten the Democrats' promise of pay-as-you-go spending.

Corn and oil don't make a solution

Nov 1, 2007
U.S. ethanol policy urges refineries to mix the corn-based fuel with gasoline to make consumers less oil-dependent. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow why it's a bad idea.

A holy lot of money for sainthood

Nov 1, 2007
The movement to make Pope John Paul II a saint has received donations from around the world through its website. And Megan Williams reports that the sainting process relies heavily on those pledges.

Shoppers, retailers stand-off for deals

Nov 1, 2007
The costumes aren't even back on the hanger and retailers are already preparing for the next holiday shopping season. Sarah Gardner tells us what's behind a classic game of shopper-retailer chicken.

Taking the exchanges out of the trade

Nov 1, 2007
New European Union rules are setting out to make trading stocks easier across Europe's borders. But Stephen Beard reports the rules could be bad news for national exchanges across the continent.

Ford drives hard deal with UAW

Nov 1, 2007
Negotiations between Ford and United Auto Workers continue to truck on, and Ford wants to extract more from the UAW but give up less. Jill Barshay looks into Ford's new business plan and lay-offs on the way.

Disney toys with workers' rights

Nov 1, 2007
Labor activists are picketing Hong Kong Disneyland for the rights of workers at a Disney toy supplier in southern China. Bill Marcus explores the problematic practices behind the protests.

CO2 tax or cap-and-trade system?

Nov 1, 2007
Washington is debating today whether to get companies to cut back on CO2 emissions through taxes or the cap-and-trade system. Steve Henn looks at both sides of the issue.

Hollywood writers weigh a fade to black

Nov 1, 2007
The contract for Hollywood writers expired at midnight, and the Writers Guild of America is considering a strike. Scott Jagow examines the role of download revenue in negotiations.

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 1, 2007

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC