Marketplace Morning Report for September 9, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 9, 2008

Subways and buses are packed

The high price of gasoline has inspired more and more drivers to take public transportation. So much so that a transit industry group says buses, trains and subways are reaching their limits. Janet Babin reports
Posted In: Oil, Travel

Measuring productivity on the computer

IBM researchers are looking at emails, calendars and social networking data from thousands of workers, The aim, commentator Stephen Baker says, is to find a formula to calculate how much work gets done.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

College newspapers taking a hit too

The dramatic drop in newspaper ad revenue hasn't just affected city and local papers. As Stacey Vanek Smith reports, college newspapers, such as UC Berkeley's Daily Californian, are hurting too.
Posted In: Education

Car makers want government loans too

The latest in line for financial help from the feds are the auto makers. They're in Washington to ask for government-backed loans to retool their factories for fuel-efficient cars. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Auto

Blogs are abuzz on Apple release today

Speculation is that Steve Jobs will announce several changes to iPods in a broadcast today. Some will also be looking for clues to the health of the reclusive CEO. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet, Retail, Science

Why does movie popcorn cost so much?

A theater chain in Britain has banned popcorn on Tuesdays. The company says some people just hate the smell, the noise -- and the price. Scott Jagow talks to the author of "Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies."
Posted In: Entertainment, Food

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
John Williams
Group Dance Epidemic
Brave Combo
At War With The Mystics (U.S. Version)
The Flaming Lips

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