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Feb 6, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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Luxury homebuilder hitting a wall

Feb 6, 2008
Toll Brothers is facing a big drop in orders, and they're in good shape compared to the rest of the home construction industry. Steve Tripoli reports.

Halston's in a hurry to market

Feb 6, 2008
Most of the designer clothes seen during New York's Fashion Week won't hit retail racks for months. But the upscale fashion house is going online with its latest line. Lisa Napoli reports.

The economics of tolerance

Feb 6, 2008
When the economy's good, Americans tend to act better toward their fellow citizens. But commentator Will Wilkinson says in a sliding economy, we tend to slam the gates of opportunity.

BHP, China battle in minerals market

Feb 6, 2008
The world's largest mining firm sweetens its bid to buy a rival. But China has an insatiable appetite for metals, and fears monopoly pricing. Scott Tong reports.

Global Fast: Creating economies in Haiti

Feb 6, 2008
Instead of donating food, one young man had a better idea: He founded a charity to teach Haitians modern fishing methods, and create an economy. Dan Grech reports on the mission of Global Fast.

N.J. turnpike toll boost a tough sell

Feb 6, 2008
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine wants a big boost in turnpike fees to pay down the state's staggering debt. But the plan isn't too popular in a state where toll plazas are a fact of life.

Battling recession with Fannie & Freddy

Feb 6, 2008
With a possible recession looming, Washington is mulling changes to allow federally backed lenders to take on more debt. It could help some homeowners, but is the plan too risky? Jeremy Hobson reports.

A special-interest spending spree

Feb 6, 2008
With nine months to go before the presidential election, special-interest groups have already spent $14 million on their favorites. The spending spree is sure to continue until November. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC