Nov 6, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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Social network sites: A place for ads

Nov 6, 2007
MySpace is adopting a program to target ads more closely to its users, and Facebook is expected to announce a plan to go a similar route. Janet Babin reports why some people might find this obtrusive.

Investors believe Alibaba will fly

Nov 6, 2007
Alibaba.com, the world's most popular business-to-business company, went public today in Hong Kong. Scott Tong explains the IPO's strong points and tells us where the risks are.

A pumped-up country

Nov 6, 2007
From Hollywood to high school, steroids are more popular outside of the realm of sports than you'd think. Scott Jagow talks to Shaun Assael, author of the book "Steroid Nation."

Diamond review system is tainted

Nov 6, 2007
The process by which the diamond industry reviews gems for involvement in conflict is under review today. But Stephen Beard reports why some campaigners feel the Kimberley process still needs work.

Giving in to China's digital will

Nov 6, 2007
Two Yahoo execs will testify in Congress to their role in the arrest of a Chinese journalist. Paul Brandus reports why this case speaks to gauging the level in which U.S. businesses bow to the Chinese government.

Raising the H-1B cap to help high-tech

Nov 6, 2007
The limited number of H-1B visas available to skilled foreign workers in the U.S. is a problem for smaller high-tech firms, who get beaten out by big fish like Microsoft. Rachel Dornhelm reports on improvements to the U.S. work visa…

Off to vote . . . and then, maybe shoes

Nov 6, 2007
Voter numbers are scant in Miami Beach. So to get the election spirit going, the city government is motivating its citizens through an incentive program -- using discounts at select businesses. Dan Grech has more.

More power to import product safety

Nov 6, 2007
The Bush Administration is unveiling a plan to tackle the safety of imports by beefing up the agencies that police them, including giving them the power to impose penalities and order mandatory recalls. Amy Scott reports.

Rockies fans eating crow

Nov 6, 2007
It's been a week since the Boston Red Sox defeated the Colorado Rockies in the World Series, and fans in Denver are paying up friendly wages in the form of fine food. Curt Nickisch reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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