Marketplace AM for July 20, 2007

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Wizard rocks the house

The final Harry Potter book due out tomorrow has already set sales records, but JK Rowling's boy wizard has also given rise to a new genre of music: wizard rock. Rachel Dornhelm has the story behind the bands.
Posted In: Entertainment

Sponsors steer clear of Bonds milestone

As Barry Bonds inches closer to Hank Aaron's career home runs record, we're not seeing the type of fanfare that would usually accompany such a feat, points out Diana Nyad, because advertisers don't want to risk being associated with the S-word.
Posted In: Sports

Citigroup makes bank

Citigroup has had a very good run this quarter. The nation's biggest bank says growth is up 18 percent. The record revenues were bolstered by international growth, while its consumer business was down. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bump in road to WWW ad domination

Congress is taking a closer look at Google's plan to buy DoubleClick. The $3.1 billion deal announced in April is awaiting approval from the FTC, but first it'll have to endure an investigation and hearings on Capitol Hill. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Subprime hits keep on comin'

More bad news for subprime mortgage investors over the last 24 hours: Bernanke says losses could hit $100 billion and a new report estimates mortgage defaults will keep rising and eating into profits until at least the end of '08. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Powering down the PC

The EPA's new list of Energy Star-compliant computers comes out today, and PC makers have even set their sights on far exceeding the federal standards. Good news for the environment, not to mention all the money we'll save, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Science

OxyContin on trial for heroin addiction

A Virginia judge today will hear from parents before sentencing three execs responsible for mis-marketing prescription painkiller OxyContin. The parents say their children are addicted to heroin because of it. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Dow director resigns in protest

Dieter von Holtzbrinck stepped down from his position on the Dow Jones board after it voted to endorse the sale of the company to Rupert Murdoch. But not everyone thinks Murdoch will send the Journal off course, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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