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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 18, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 18, 2008

Barbie strikes back at Bratz in court

Bratz dolls have been tugging at the market share of Mattel's Barbie for years, but a court ruling could earn Mattel royalties on the Bratz line or even total control of the brand. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Retail

Chinese migrant workers flock to cities

One third of Beijing's population are migrant workers who've come from the countryside in search of better wages, and when they arrive, they don't always get along with their fellow city dwellers. Lisa Chow reports.

Stricter English rules for U.S. truckers

As the demand for truck drivers increases, more drivers who don't speak the required amount of English have made it to the road. Now the government is planning to crack down. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

EU levels new antitrust charges at Intel

European antitrust officials accuse the company of unfair attempts to press competitor AMD out of the marketplace. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Science

From shanty town to shopping mall

In South Africa, a part of town infamous for its politics and activism is being transformed into a retail mecca -- and residents are buying it up. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Coca-Cola set to raise prices

Commodity and transport costs have become too much for Coca-Cola, which announced plans to up its prices soon to offset increased production costs. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Food

Bringing in business on foot

High gas prices have made areas where it's easy to walk around increasingly popular. What does all that foot traffic mean for local businesses? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Retail, Travel

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