Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Nov 28, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Middle East peace won't change oil

Nov 28, 2007
If peace between Israel and the Arab states became a reality, would the price of oil come down? Commentator David Frum doesn't think so -- he says it's the market conditions that matter, not the political decisions.

Canada welcomes medical tourists

Nov 28, 2007
Canada is getting in on U.S. "medical tourism," making it easier for Americans looking for more affordable health care to visit the country for treatment. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks into the trend's growing profitability.
Stethoscope and $5 bills
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OPEC: $100 oil not due to supply

Nov 28, 2007
High-consuming oil countries have been putting the pressure on OPEC to pump more oil to prevent it surpassing $100 a barrel. But Stephen Beard tells Scott Jagow that OPEC blames the price hike on other factors.

Barclays outlook now more sunny

Nov 28, 2007
The storm seems to be abating for British bank Barclays, despite detrimental rumors of subprime suffering and a written-off $2.75 billion. Stephen Beard reports how the bank is taking action with its renewed confidence.

Shareholders to work it out online

Nov 28, 2007
The SEC wants to smoothen out relationships between companies and their shareholders by using the Internet as a neutral communication platform. Jill Barshay how this tactic might help ease tensions and save time.

Frequent fliers aren't going as far

Nov 28, 2007
Discount carriers have made it tougher for frequent fliers to cash in on their miles. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores how far those benefits will take you now, and whether frequent-flier programs build customer loyalty.
An airplane
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Carson Daly goes back to work

Nov 28, 2007
Carson Daly will be the first late-night talk show host to go back to work since the WGA strike began three weeks ago. Renita Jablonski reports the union is not very happy with the decision.

The Blackwater effect on contractors

Nov 28, 2007
Private security firms in the U.S. have had a hard time since the Blackwater shootings. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into whether hurt reputations have affected the companies' bottom lines.

Economy still struggles with durability

Nov 28, 2007
Orders for durable goods -- items meant to last at least three years -- dropped for the third straight month in a row. This also suggests a slow-down in manufacturing. Alisa Roth reports.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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