Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Jan 16, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Segments From this episode

GOP huddles to hone message

Jan 16, 2008
The Republicans begin their winter meeting in Washington today, but with three different winners in three primary states, they're struggling to present a unified front. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Clearing the skies with landing fees

Jan 16, 2008
The Transportation Department is proposing that airports charge airlines more to land flights during peak hours in an effort to ease congestion. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Don't blame China for the trade deficit

Jan 16, 2008
Congress may be tempted to threaten China with tariffs unless they raise the value of the yuan, but commentator Robert Reich says this sort of move misses the real source of the problem.

High hopes for hedge funds

Jan 16, 2008
As mutual funds struggled in 2007, the average hedge fund returned more than 10 percent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the growing interest in hedge funds for 2008.

Global markets prepare for recession

Jan 16, 2008
All around the world, stock markets are indicating an imminent U.S. recession. Doug Krizner talks to the Times of London's Nick Haysel about the U.K.'s reaction to overnight market drops.

Amtrak back on the rails

Jan 16, 2008
Amtrak's fortunes are changing for the better with increased ridership and a Senate effort to boost funding. Danielle Karson explains.

VW executives face corruption charges

Jan 16, 2008
Bribery, pleasure trips and prostitutes: the underbelly of the car industry is on display in Germany. Megan Williams reports on the Volkswagen trial.

A cent too far for Burger King

Jan 16, 2008
Burger King's two-year battle with Florida tomato pickers over a penny-per-pound raise is coming to a head with the news that BK has begun planning to buy tomatoes elsewhere. Dan Grech tells us more.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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