Nov 8, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 8, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 8, 2007

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Things can only go up . . . or down

Nov 8, 2007
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has a two-fold problem when addressing the economy -- we can either have inflation or a downturn. Paul Brandus explains he may want to retain balance by maintaining a stable policy.

Weekend for exclusive shoppers only

Nov 8, 2007
Best Buy is attempting to get an edge on holiday shopping by inviting its top customers to an exclusive sale this Sunday. Lisa Napoli tells us why this might help the retailer in an ultra-competitive season.

Start young. Really young.

Nov 8, 2007
Brass Magazine CEO Bryan Sims, recently on Business Week's list of entrepreneurs 25 and under, started his money magazine while in college. Scott Jagow talks to him about his road to success.

Looking forward to a rainy vacation

Nov 8, 2007
It rains a lot in Kerala. But that's good for tourism, thanks to the way the Indian state is marketing its monsoons. Mary-Rose Abraham explores the therapeutic power of a downpour.

ECB torn on direction for Euro

Nov 8, 2007
The European Central Bank must decide whether to raise or lower euro interest rates. Stephen Beard reports on the many factors at work, including the price of oil and the euro's fast rise against the U.S. dollar.

EPA creating more CO2?

Nov 8, 2007
The Environmental Protection Agency head is under fire for a new coal-fired power plant, after a Supreme Court decision on the EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Sarah Gardner reports.

South Africa's gold market is glistening

Nov 8, 2007
Gold is close to being at an all-time -- which is good news for South Africa, the world's leading gold producer. Gretchen Wilson looks into what's making gold a popular investment right now.

Ford's losses not so bad

Nov 8, 2007
Ford's third-quarter numbers reflected a loss not as big as Wall Street analysts originally thought. Alisa Roth reports on how the company has managed to cut its losses, despite wan sales.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC