Nov 29, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 29, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 29, 2007

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Let's get rid of homeowner tax deduction

Nov 29, 2007
Congress is bent on finding a way to reduce foreclosures around the country. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell says we should do it by abolishing something Washington holds sacred: the mortgage deduction on taxes.

Salt on the table in Washington

Nov 29, 2007
A hearing today will evaluate sodium content in processed foods. Health adovcates want restrictions in place, but some think official regulations don't need to be involved. John Dimsdale reports.

Delphi bankruptcy risks getting worse

Nov 29, 2007
Delphi is in bankruptcy court today with the intention of getting out. The company hopes to emerge from the filing this year to avoid severe penalties. Alisa Roth reports on the consequences if they don't pull through.

Vegas gets lucky with business visitors

Nov 29, 2007
Not like Las Vegas is struggling for tourism, but Sin City is seeing some extra action from business visitors. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the draw the city has for businesspeople besides the lure of a quick game.

A not-so-private-equity index

Nov 29, 2007
Investors have had difficulty measuring and comparing private-equity funds due to their nature. But a new index will now be tracking them without relying on info from the funds themselves. Jill Barshay reports.

U.S. system for a Chinese market

Nov 29, 2007
U.S. financial lobbyists are in China this week in hopes of attaining greater access into its market. Bill Marcus reports how Americans want to be specifically involved in the country's stocks and banking system.

The economics of eBay, explained

Nov 29, 2007
Cyber Monday sales for eBay were expectedly strong, but how does CEO Meg Whitman feel about the rest of the year? Kai Ryssdal sat down with her recently and asked whether she was jittery about the current economy.

The curtains are back up on Broadway

Nov 29, 2007
Broadway stagehands and producers came to an agreement that ended the stagehands' 19-day union strike. So, is it time to start the show? Alisa Roth reports it's unclear how many curtains will actually rise tonight.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC