Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 11, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 11, 2008

SAG continues to negotiate contracts

The Screen Actors Guild rejected the latest contract offer from producers last night. Renita Jablonski talks about the latest negotiations with Variety's Stuart Levine, who says we're still not going to see an actors' strike.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Well suited to make waves

New Speedo and NASA-developed body suits are making it easier to break world swimming records. Scott Jagow talks about the suits with sports commentator and record-holding swimmer Diana Nyad, who explains how the suits work.
Posted In: Sports

Can Fannie and Freddie fight free fall?

Stocks for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have lost half their value on Wall Street today and many seem to think a government takeover is on the way. Alisa Roth explores how the companies might save themselves.

When stimulus comes to an end

The last big mailing of economic stimulus checks is scheduled for today, and the extra economic boost the checks provided is projected to fade in August. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports what the outcome could be for Christmas.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Anheuser-Busch less bitter to InBev

After keeping the foreign brewer at bay, Anheuser-Busch is warming up to takeover bids from Stella Artois producer InBev. Kyle James reports the potential deal would create the world's largest brewer.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

A new home for C02 beneath your feet

A Canadian company plans to build a pipeline underground that can pump millions of tons of C02 a year, which would capture and store the carbon dioxide emissions. Sam Eaton reports why it may or may not work.

Wall Street braces for more bad news

Banks report their latest profits starting next week and investors are notably skeptical. Bob Moon reports Wall Streeters will be taking a good, hard look at what's going on in the next few weeks.
Posted In: Wall Street