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Dec 31, 2007

Marketplace for Monday, Dec. 31, 2007

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A prime year for new business terms

Dec 31, 2007
Although the word "subprime" could be found in the dictionary, it wasn't a part of common lexicon until this year. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Joe Pickett, executive editor of the American Heritage Dictionary, about business terms that came into…

EMI owner taking hands-on approach

Dec 31, 2007
The new owner of record label EMI, private-equity firm Terra Firma, reportedly has decided to clamp down on costs and control time-honored, recording-industry practices that haven't always been tied to company goals. Amy Scott reports.

Lights go out at the FEC

Dec 31, 2007
As the falling ball lights Times Square tonight, the lights will effectively be going out at the Federal Election Commission. The FEC is going to start the New Year with only two commissioners, and six are needed to stop candidates…

Law puts Arizona economy on the fence

Dec 31, 2007
In Arizona an estimated 1 in 10 workers is undocumented -- double the national average. It's also the reason the nation's toughest demand-side immigration law will go into effect there Jan. 1. The law could become a national model, if…

iPhone led 2007's hand-held boom

Dec 31, 2007
Apple's iPhone is at the top of almost everyone's Gadgets of the Year list. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli and host Kai Ryssdal discuss its impact in their look back at the year of the phone.

China managers have decisions to make

Dec 31, 2007
China has become a manufacturing powerhouse, but when it comes to producing management talent it still relies on imports from the United States. Bill Marcus reports.

China levies new tax on grain exports

Dec 31, 2007
The Chinese government is ringing in the New Year by ringing up new taxes on grain exports. Bob Moon reports on what the tax means for global food costs.

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