Mar 11, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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High oil prices could indicate recession

Mar 11, 2008
With oil prices reaching the $108 a barrel mark and factors like auto sales and consumer confidence down, recession could be on the way. Jill Barshay reports why oil speculators are happy, but analysts are worried.

Green appeal for Latino community

Mar 11, 2008
Environmental marketing may be difficult to ignore, but that doesn't mean it's getting through to everyone. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports how campaigns to conserve are tailoring their message to the Latino community.
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Boeing appeals for review of lost deal

Mar 11, 2008
Reeling from the loss of a $35 billion contract with the Air Force to a group including rival Airbus, Boeing is filing an appeal with the Government Accountability Office. Stephen Beard reports the GAO review could take three months.

No funds for biomedical breakthroughs

Mar 11, 2008
The National Institute of Health has been flat for the last five years. Today, a group of researchers is warning of the potential losses a weak NIH budget can cause for the future of biomedical research. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Tech start-ups booming in Israel

Mar 11, 2008
Israel's tech sector is teeming with start-ups and helping the national economy thrive. Scott Jagow talks about the boom and the country's economic concerns with Manuel Trajtenberg, head of Israel's National Economic Council.

Zimbabwe's new 'empowerment' law

Mar 11, 2008
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has signed a new law that gives blacks the right to a majority share in all companies owned by whites, Asians and foreigners. Gretchen Wilson reports on the move to stimulate the economy.

Wall Street laughs at Spitzer's expense

Mar 11, 2008
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's scandal with a prostitution ring now has some on Wall Street cheering. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports it could also hurt his current efforts to stabilize the shaky municipal bond business.

The team

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