Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Jan 1, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 1, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 1, 2008

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Can markets predict elections?

Jan 1, 2008
There are a growing number of so-called "prediction markets," where investors can buy shares in political candidates. If the candidate wins, so does the investor. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports.

Anti-immigration gets harsher in Arizona

Jan 1, 2008
One of the nation's harshest anti-immigration laws goes into effect today in Arizona. If a company knowingly hires undocumented workers, it could lose its business license. Dan Grech reports.

A stock market just starting out

Jan 1, 2008
Once almost completely isolated from the outside world, the country of Bhutan has made great strides in the past few years to develop its economy. Lisa Napoli explored their young but ambitious stock market.

New tech for 2008

Jan 1, 2008
From more fluid ways to transfer media from platform to platform to unexpected new uses of the GPS, new technology will be bustling in the new year. Lisa Napoli takes a sneak peak at what's coming up.

Zapping trash with man-made lightening

Jan 1, 2008
With landfill space at a premium, a group of scientists think they have a solution: a machine that turns trash into small pellets and fuel. But is it practical? Janet Babin explores the debate over plasma gasification

China needs to spend some time off

Jan 1, 2008
New rules are giving Chinese employees something most Americans take for granted: paid days off. Scott Tong reports this is especially good for encouraging spending, as Chinese workers save too much.

New York on board with airline rights

Jan 1, 2008
The state of New York is the first to enact an Airline Passenger Bill of Rights, requiring that passengers have certain needs fulfilled if they have to wait on the tarmac. Jill Barshay reports some airlines are protesting the measure.

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 1, 2008

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