Jan 3, 2007

Marketplace PM for January 3, 2007

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The states of successful children

Jan 3, 2007
Where a child grows up has a big influence on how successful he might be later in life, according to a new study. Sarah Gardner reports on the state-by-state "Chance for Success Index."

A look behind the Bush rhetoric

Jan 3, 2007
The President made sure to get his point to the press today about the budget. Kai Ryssdal takes a look at what he said, and what he didn't, with fiscal policy expert Maya MacGuineas.

How about Israel for that relaxing getaway?

Jan 3, 2007
Israel has spent millions of dollars in an effort to retool its image. But can branding, marketing and advertising campaigns do much to change perceptions? Stephen Beard reports.

An image consultant can only do so much

Jan 3, 2007
Commentator Jeremy Kahn says a country's identity is the sum of many things. And for Israel to change its image might require something beyond the abilities of even the most talented marketing consultant.

Trading the floor for the computer

Jan 3, 2007
Electronic trading is changing the once-bustling culture of the New York Stock Exchange. Stacy Vanek-Smith takes a walk around a quieter and more open trading floor.
Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange June 8, 2006 in New York City.
Stephen Chernin (c) Getty Images

With no Home Depot improvement, CEO exits

Jan 3, 2007
The company underperformed, its stock tanked, but Home Depot's board still gave outgoing chief Robert Nardelli a $210 million severance package. Dan Grech has more.

Democrats tackle ethics first

Jan 3, 2007
Congress' new majority goes into session on Thursday with ethics and lobbying reform at the top of its agenda. Hillary Wicai reports.

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