Jan 9, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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Campaign money waiting for a leader

Jan 9, 2008
The victories of Senators Clinton and McCain in the New Hampshire primary could actually result in a slowdown in campaign contributions on either side. Big endorsers want to make sure they back a winner. Danielle Karson reports.

China, South Africa align interests

Jan 9, 2008
China's Minister of Foreign Affairs is visiting South Africa this week, and peacekeeping is one of the main issues at hand. Gretchen Wilson reports what else is on the agenda for South Africa's biggest trading partner.

Experts weigh in on FTC green guides

Jan 9, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission is updating its guidelines for environmental advertising. How would green experts improve the system? Sarah Gardner asked our team of sustainability pros, a.k.a. the "Greenwash Brigade."

Why not a North American Union?

Jan 9, 2008
After 14 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement is still hotly debated. One fear is that it could lead to an E.U.-like union. Commentator Will Wilkinson says this is a fantasy, but wouldn't be so bad.

Report: Wal-Mart same as competitors

Jan 9, 2008
Wal-Mart is often criticized as the destroyer of local economies when it moves to town. But a report by the Minneapolis Fed says Wal-Mart is "no different than any other new business." Bob Moon reports.

Big Airbus deal starts the year

Jan 9, 2008
Airbus is off to a strong start for the year with its multibillion-dollar Irish plane-leasing company deal. Megan Williams reports the company will still have intense competition as it tries to surpass rival Boeing.

Toy confidence: Are they buying it?

Jan 9, 2008
Signs at this year's Hong Kong Toy Fair are promoting consumer confidence in the products made in China. Scott Jagow talks to correspondent Bill Marcus in Shanghai about whether or not it's working.

Tijuana crime scaring away tourists

Jan 9, 2008
A rise in violent crime in Tijuana has put a damper on American tourism, which the city relies on heavily. Dan Grech reports.

British Airways bypasses Britain

Jan 9, 2008
British Airways announced plans to fly new routes from New York to either Paris or Brussels. The flights will not stop over in London. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports how business could be in BA's favor.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC