Nov 21, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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The Fed can already help subprime

Nov 21, 2007
As Congress searches for ways to clean up the subprime mess and prevent a future one, commentator Robert Reich says the Fed already has the authority to do just that. It just needs to pay more attention.

LEI's projection power pending

Nov 21, 2007
The index of leading economic indicators has been a strong tool for analysts to determine the likelihood of a recession. But Amy Scott reports the LEI coming out today might point to something else, if it matters at all.

The distance we'll go for a good meal

Nov 21, 2007
Before Thanksgiving dinner is on the table, it usually travels many thousands of miles to be with you. Scott Jagow talks to Sarah Murray, author of "Moveable Feasts," about the economic impact of food.

A bunch of pressure on banana traders

Nov 21, 2007
Many of the European Union's key trade rules with 80 of its former colonies are set to expire at the end of the year, and the E.U. is now urging poorer countries to sign less-favorable agreements. Dan Grech reports.

Strike dims lights beyond Broadway

Nov 21, 2007
The Broadway stagehands' strike is costing New York City millions of dollars a day. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the effects are also being felt by local businesses, and even charitable organizations.
A Broadway stagehand pickets in front of "A Chorus Line" during a union strike.
Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Airlines wing it through pilot shortage

Nov 21, 2007
With air travel continuing to expand, airlines are suffering from a shortage of pilots. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into what the carriers are doing to get people into the cockpit.

FEC changes rules on campaign ads

Nov 21, 2007
The Federal Election Commission issued new rules for what unions and corporations can put into supportive campaign ads. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports some think this could give a green light to attack ads.

Labor numbers positive, but suspect

Nov 21, 2007
The Labor Department reports that fewer people are applying for unemployment insurance. But Janet Babin reports the numbers could have been thrown off due to the holiday season's retail hiring.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC