Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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The White House has reinstated higher driving-time limits for truckers. Today the Senate will consider the 11-hour restriction and its potential impact on fatality rates. Sam Eaton reports.
The European Commission made a new health care proposal allowing people to travel to another E.U. country to get treatment and bring the bill home. Scott Jagow talks to European report Megan Williams about why.
The Treasury Department's Foreign Exchange Report might cause controversy if it's used to accuse China of manipulating its currency. Alisa Roth reports the U.S. worries China is keeping money cheap.
Newly elected South African President Jacob Zuma came to office after a bribery scandal last year. Gretchen Wilson reports what made him a strong candidate this time, even despite strong opposition.
Five New England banks are pledging $100 million to help certain homeowners battling subprime. But Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the program does pose a risk to home equity, and some think it doesn't go far enough.
Online gift registries are becoming an increasingly popular option to fulfill holiday shopping. But some think the shopping portals are helping customers further deter from the spirit of Christmas. Dan Ankeles has more.
A poll out this morning says the percentage of people who think a recession is coming is up since last month. But how does an obsession with recession affect the economy? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.