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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 15, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 15, 2008

Commodities waning on stronger dollar

Commodity prices have been on a steep decline lately as demand for things like oil, copper and wheat has been ebbing. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why the dollar's recent rally has started turning things around.
Posted In: Economy

The changing face of Coney Island

Coney Island is famous for its kitsch charm, but a looming redevelopment plan hoping to bring in hotels other mainstream commerce is threatening to change the amusement park for good. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Do CEO endorsements mean anything?

When high profile CEOs contribute to a political campaign, what's more valuable: the money, or the weight of their support? Steve Henn explores the question and the political influence of CEOs in this economy.

Liechtenstein clear on its accounts

Liechtenstein, long known in Europe as a "safe" place for foreign depositors, is planning to pass on info to tax authorities about certain undeclared accounts. Stephen Beard reports on the move to avoid scandal.
Posted In: Investing

A resurrected hope in local hydropower

With Vermont's contracts with out-of-state electricity plants set to expire, residents are nervous about rising rates. But a group of environmentalists may have found a local solution. Jane Lindholm reports.

Cockfighting ban ends Louisiana profit

Louisiana banned cockfighting, and some locals who view the practice as a longstanding tradition are sad to see it go. Kate Archer Kent also reports its profitability could also force cockfighting to continue underground.
Posted In: Crime

Phelps in the market to sell dreams

As U.S. swimming Olympian Michael Phelps goes for more gold in the Beijing games, his agent is expecting more sponsorship deals. But Scott Tong reports why China may not be the best market for him.
Posted In: Sports