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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 25, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 25, 2008

Box office entertains record-breakers

Economy have you up for a little escapism? You're not alone. Batman is expected to continue breaking box office records this weekend, and of course the X-files movie opens. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks movies with Variety's Michael Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

Russia, BP in oil struggle

In a battle for control of one of the world's most valuable resources, billionaire Russian investors have been trying to maneuver control over BP. Bob Moon discusses the struggle for oil power with Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Oil

How the new housing bill might help

Foreclosure filings doubled last quarter compared to a year ago. One in every 171 households nationwide is now in some stage of foreclosure. Will the housing bill moving through Congress help? Dan Grech has more.

Shark fin soup flips population

Yesterday, the federal government tightened regulations meant to discourage killing of sharks in the Gulf and Atlantic just for their fins. Steve Henn reports shark fin soup is one big culprit for hunting of the species.

A new climate for Britain's leader

The ailing British economy played a major role in The Labor Party's crushing defeat in the special election. Now there are more concerns about the future of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Stephen Beard reports.

The insecurities of online banking

A University of Michigan researcher found 75 percent of banks he studied had dangerous design flaws in their Web networks that could leave customer data open to cyber-thieves. Mitchell Hartman has more on how to stay safe.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

NYC taxis seek ways to offset oil prices

New York City cabbies want to tack a dollar onto every fare to offset oil prices. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission say the answer lies elsewhere. Jessica Lussenhop reports.
Posted In: Oil