Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Oct 31, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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The 'kidult' push of the Halloween boom

Oct 31, 2007
Halloween is ranked the fourth most lavish national holiday. Commentator David Frum explains his theories on why American adults plan to spend so much to decorate their homes like a horror set.

More safety measures for mines

Oct 31, 2007
Despite Congress passing a mine-safety bill a year ago, the United States still lags other nations in safety measures. Steve Tripoli reports on the new rules Congress is considering.

Record lows versus interest rates

Oct 31, 2007
The dollar is at a record low against the euro, and investors are selling dollars as they expect the Fed to cut its key interest rate today. Stephen Beard tells us the relationship between interest rates and currencies.

A temper tantrum for a rate cut

Oct 31, 2007
The Fed is finishing up its two-day meeting on interest rates today, and Wall Street is demanding an interest rate cut. Alisa Roth explains how some Wall Streeters are acting out like spoiled toddlers.

BA's transatlantic flights grounded

Oct 31, 2007
Under the "Open Skies" agreement, British Airways was set to establish a direct line from New York's JFK airport to Europe. But the FAA might veto that plan. Stephen Beard reports.

Struggling with China's welcome mat

Oct 31, 2007
For American expats in China, adjusting to a very different culture is a big challenge. Bill Marcus reports the predominant feeling among the Americans is they don't want to be there.

Giving up candy for a sweet deal

Oct 31, 2007
Halloween is the holiday dentists fear most. But now, there's a countermovement to get kids to give up their candy -- and some dentists are willing to pay. Renita Jablonski has more.

Going public with climate-change risks

Oct 31, 2007
Should investors be warned about the financial consequences of climate change? A congressional panel will look into how much risk should be disclosed to the public. Jeremy Hobson reports.

And don't follow me online, either

Oct 31, 2007
Most methods to preserve online privacy have had little impact. But with the success of the "Do Not Call" list, privacy advocates are vying for a similar pproach. Steve Henn reports.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC