Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 15, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 15, 2008

Silent film sale: Less talk, more buck

The largest collection of silent movies in the world is up for sale. The films include works with Buster Keaton and other big era stars, and Stacey Vanek-Smith reports archives and universities will pay plenty for it.
Posted In: Entertainment

New media ads for old media firms

Four of the top media firms in the country are uniting behind an online ad company that reaches one-fifth of the U.S. population. Janet Babin reports on the publishers' stuggle to compete with new media.

Toy companies not cooking with vinyl

With toy safety a big concern over the past year, consumers at the upcoming toy fair in New York will be on the lookout for toys made without vinyl. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports who is responding to concerns.
Posted In: Entertainment, Health

Grammy hard-hitters to chart-toppers

Music sales have bumped up since the days the Grammys aired. Doug Krizner talks to Billboard's Bill Werde about which acts used the awards to their advantage influencing the charts and which could have hit harder.
Posted In: Entertainment

These dentists prefer you not flush

A dental office in Athens, Georgia is using porta-potties as a way to conserve water during the drought. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports the patients aren't forced to use them, and many are responding well to the idea.
Posted In: Health

BA, Virgin fixing the price-fixing

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have tentatively agreed to settle charges of price-fixing. Stephen Beard reports customers who flew between the U.S. and the U.K. over a certain time period are eligible for a $20 refund.
Posted In: Travel

A dark cloud over Beijing Olympics

China's pollution is making some athletes shorten their stays at the Olympics or avoid them altogether. Scott Jagow talks to business of sports commentator Diana Nyad about risk to health and China's image.
Posted In: Sports

Home builders cut off political funds

Upset with the lack of action towards the housing crisis, the National Association of Home Builders said it would not be contributing money to elections this year. Jeremy Hobson reports on the power of money in politics.
Posted In: Housing

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Breaking Away
Fast As You Can (Album Version)
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