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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 30, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 30, 2008

Staying hopeful in bear market territory

With analysts expecting weak numbers at the end of June, will July start off any better? Amy Scott reports many investors are moving away from stocks, and whether or not it's officially a bear market is irrelevant.
Posted In: Wall Street

New obstacles for potential SAG strike

The contract between the Screen Actor's Guild and the studios expires tonight, and a major sticking point is how to pay actors for work on the Internet. But Stacey Vanek-Smith reports why they probably won't vote to strike.

Price of commute hurting home care

Gas prices are making many home care workers with severe patient commutes consider a new line of work. Michael Caputo looks into the collective number of miles these workers drive and what could be a possible solution.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Agriculture suffers from small corn crop

Before the corn fields flooded, a lot of farmers decided to forgo planting a massive amount of corn to make room for other commodities. Alisa Roth reports many agricultural businesses are in trouble.
Posted In: Economy

Crisis more severe than we think

A report out from The Bank for International Settlement is drawing parallels between the current economic crisis and severe slowdowns like the Great Depression. Stephen Beard looks into more specifics of the problem.
Posted In: Economy

When business slows, so does spending

When Phyllis Allen has seen her business dwindle to half the size of about a decade ago. In our latest in a series on people affected by the credit crunch, Kate Archer Kent looks at how Allen has curbed her spending to cope.
Posted In: Economy

Many not yet giving up on Windows XP

Microsoft is removing Windows XP from stores in an effort to hook users onto Vista. But many users are still attached to the old program, and Janet Babin reports problems with Vista mean XP might still be around for awhile.
Posted In: Science

Sanctions could hurt Zimbabweans

African leaders are meeting to consider how economic sanctions will affect the people of Zimbabwe. Some human rights groups warn sanctions risk making conditions for average Zimbabweans even worse. Gretchen Wilson reports.