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Marketplace Morning Report for May 14, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for May 14, 2008

Food prices up, but inflation's eased

April's Consumer Price Index rose less than the month before, defying expectations. Food price increases were balanced off by car costs. Housing prices are down from a year ago. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Supply fears keeping oil prices high

The Senate has voted to prevent further stockpiling of crude in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But some experts in London doubt the action would lower oil prices, and might even keep them high. Stephen Beard finds out why.
Posted In: Economy

Fight homelessness, feed the meter

In a novel approach to fighting homelessness, San Francisco will install 10 old parking meters in heavily panhandled neighborhoods and use the money deposited for charities. Sean Cole reports on a similar program in Montreal.
Posted In: Canada, Charity

Get your fast-food freebies

Tomorrow, Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's will be handing out freebies, part of a marketing trend to draw cash-strapped customers into stores. It works, apparently. Customers think it's fun and come back. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Posted In: Retail

Were collapsed schools substandard?

Grieving Chinese parents want to know why as many as nine schools collapsed in the massive earthquake in China Monday, killing their children. From Shanghai, Scott Tong reports that many wonder if substandard buildings were at fault.

Housing bill's help falls short

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the housing bill Congress is drafting will help only a small portion of homeowners heading to mortgage default. Commentator Richard Reich explains why Congress must broaden that bill.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

'Old Blue Eyes' still sparkles

Frank Sinatra died a decade ago today and the tributes range from postage stamps to new CD compilations and souvenirs galore. John Dimsdale reports on The Chairman of the Board's enduring appeal.
Posted In: Entertainment

Cutting energy use with green buildings

Congress looks at global warming from a new angle today -- green buildings. Proponents say even modest changes to building codes can cut greenhouse gases significantly. Some argue green homes use 32 percent less electricity. Sam Eaton has more.
Posted In: Housing

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Come Fly With Me (1998 Digital Remaster)
Frank Sinatra
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A Supreme love
DJ Cam