Segments From this episode
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 21, 2007