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Segments From this episode
Despite slow job growth due to trouble in the housing, credit and stock markets, experts say the job market is doing all right. Bob Moon takes a look at where demand for employment is strongest right now.
With the presidential hopefuls hanging around to do the caucuses in Des Moines, Iowa, reporters and campaign staff have flooded the city with business. Jeremy Hobson reports it's a shot in the arm for the local economy.
While the film and TV writers' strike is in its ninth week, the Directors Guild is gearing up to do their own contract negotiations. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports what happens in these talks could affect the writers.
Congress must decide whether the temporary Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act should be renewed with protections for telecom companies. Civil liberties groups are fighting the measure. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
When NAFTA took effect in 1994, Mexican sugar farmers were given until early 2008 to modernize their equipment so they could compete with the U.S. But Dan Grech reports some farmers still work the old-fashioned way.
The cost of flights are dropping with demand, and carriers like Skybus and JetBlue are offering very cheap deals. Janet Babin reports these carriers compensate for their losses by charging in other areas.
The Hill of Tara, northwest of Dublin, has a great deal of archaeological and religious significance. Now, the Irish government wants to build a four-lane highway near it. Stephen Beard reports many are protesting.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 2, 2008