Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Nov 14, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Bhutan's falling happiness index

Nov 14, 2007
Once-isolated Bhutan glimpsed the rest of the world seven years ago with the arrival of TV and the Internet. Now happiness is an increasingly rare commodity, and young people dance in blue jeans.

Deep gladness meets deep need

Nov 14, 2007
Speaking of Faith host Krista Tippett says the globe should welcome the challenge of sustainability as an invitation -- a way to strengthen moral resources such as delight, dignity, elegance and hope.

Medicare makes plans to profit

Nov 14, 2007
Premiums for three of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will go up substantially next year. John Dimsdale explores the dramatic cost change from the plans' inception three years ago.

HSBC won't cave to subprime

Nov 14, 2007
Despite billions in write-offs and problems with U.S. subprime loans, HSBC, Europe's largest bank, is still managing to make money. Stephen Beard explores why the bank's profits are up in the third quarter.

Africa's economy doing a little better

Nov 14, 2007
A new World Bank report says Africa is doing a lot better economically than in the past. Alisa Roth explores which countries within the continent aren't doing as well and whether the region is really back on its financial feet.

Giving giants a green makeover

Nov 14, 2007
The LA Auto Show previews to the media today with an emphasis on big, green vehicles. Renita Jablonski tells us how GM is trying to sell a Cadillac Escalade without the guilt, and what Chrysler is using as competition.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC

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