Marketplace Morning Report for September 4, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 4, 2008

FCC to collect less info on phone service

On Friday, federal regulators are expected to dial back on the amount of information collected when consumers make complaints about bad phone service. Steve Henn asks what consumer advocates think of that.

BP settles TNK dispute with Russians

British Petroleum and its billionaire Russian partners in Russian oil company TNK have settled a long-running dispute. The deal includes removal of CEO Robert Dudley as CEO. Brett Neely has more.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil, Russia

T. Boone Pickens and the wind farms

If you've seen his commercials on television, you know the Texas oilman is promoting his idea to build electricity-generating wind farms to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Pickens explains it to host Bob Moon.
Posted In: Science

Fed's latest 'Beige Book' isn't pretty

The so-called Beige Book contains the Fed's assessment of the country's economic health. John Dimsdale learns that the report doesn't brighten the dark economic climate as we already know it.
Posted In: Economy

Journal launches glossy mag

The quarterly publication WSJ has the Wall Street Journal's pedigree and potential high-income subscriber list to bring in loads of advertising dollars. Rachel Dornhelm takes a look.
Posted In: Wall Street

Unemployment points to weak economy

GMAC's financial services arm announced that it will close its retail offices and lay off about 5,000 employees. Renita Jablonski talks with economics editor Chris Farrell about the overall unemployment rate.

Boeing union agrees to delay a strike

Boeing machinists, the airline's largest union, decisively reject the contract. However, they agree to put a walkout on hold for 48 hours to give Boeing a chance to renegotiate. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs, Travel

Gustav evacuees allowed to go home

Traffic jammed on some roads into New Orleans as the mandatory evacuation of the city was lifted. Many begged to be able to return, worried about the expence of staying in hotels. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs, Retail

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The Devil, You + Me
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Shangri-La (U.S. Version)
Mark Knopfler
The Life Pursuit
Belle And Sebastian
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