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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Jan 22, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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Writers' pain means others' gain

Jan 22, 2008
Entering a third month, the TV and movie writers' strike has hurt a lot of workers, but it's also helped a few other industries. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports who's benefitting from the new climate.
Writers Guild of America West and their supporters walk the picket line outside 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.
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Could tax rebates be the answer?

Jan 22, 2008
The Senate is tackling the U.S. economy today, and some analysts are looking into tax rebates to the poor as a solution. Danielle Karson reports even if that were to be enacted, slow delivery could be a problem.

The impact of bond insurance

Jan 22, 2008
There's a lot of distress surrounding the U.S. economy, but is something specific driving a huge sell-off in Asia? Andrew Wood of The Financial Times talks to Scott Jagow about the bond insurance market.

New report could risk false optimism

Jan 22, 2008
The National Association for Business Economics will release its quarterly survey today on business conditions. Jeremy Hobson reports there may be some good news, but some analysts feel the report shouldn't be so upbeat.

Opening the 'soup kitchen' for writers

Jan 22, 2008
To support hungry writers and stay in business, one restaurant in Los Angeles has offered a "soup kitchen" on Wednesdays. Lenora Chu reports Campanile isn't making a profit, but at least it's making new customers.

Measurement change for emissions

Jan 22, 2008
Environmentalists are trying to fine tune the measurement of companies' carbon emissions, and they've started looking at the supply chains of big companies. But Nancy Marshall Genzer reports emissions can be hard to measure.

Paulson focuses on tax relief in address

Jan 22, 2008
Before reacting to this morning's rate cut, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson addressed President Bush's stimulus plan for the U.S. economy. Dan Grech reports Paulson's main concern is the Democratic Congress.

Early Fed cut could precede another

Jan 22, 2008
The U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement of a rate cut this morning came a week before the Fed was supposed to meet on the issue. John Authers of The Financial Times says this might set a bad precedent for another expected rate cut next week.

Monoline insurers at risk

Jan 22, 2008
What will be the fate of monoline insurers when they lose triple-A status from credit rating agencies? European correspondent Stephen Beard tells Doug Krizner widespread downgrades could be very serious for the economy.

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC