Feb 13, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Segments From this episode

The real Google versus Microsoft fight

Feb 13, 2008
Microsoft versus Google looms as a great corporate battle this year. But commentator Robert Reich says the real power players in the deal are the armies of lobbyists and lawyers Google and Microsoft have in Washington.

China loses Spielberg over Darfur

Feb 13, 2008
Director Steven Spielberg is withdrawing from his work in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing over China's policies and actions in Sudan. Bill Marcus reports.

Not everyone needs a new TV for digital

Feb 13, 2008
The move to digital TV is about a year away, and consumer groups are worried that people might be tricked into buying pricey new TVs to accommodate the transition. Lisa Napoli reports it's not hard for most households to prepare.

U.S. banishment good for British gamer

Feb 13, 2008
British-based online gaming company 888's profits rose sharply after it was booted from the American market, and the company boss is now happy the U.S. banned Internet betting. Stephen Beard reports 888 expects success to continue.

More airport security proposed for E.U.

Feb 13, 2008
European officials are proposing new airport security measures that would require the E.U.'s foreign visitors to have their fingerprints scanned into a database. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports tourists might balk at the idea.

Racism a battle in Chinese workplace

Feb 13, 2008
As trade between China and countries on the African continent continues to grow, the issue of race comes more to the forefront. Bill Marcus reports on the discrimination black people face working in China.

Foreclosure rates up and rising

Feb 13, 2008
A report lists high unemployment and the busted housing bubble as causes for the rise in foreclosures last year. Janet Babin reports the number of foreclosures is expected to affect the economy into 2009.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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