Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 07, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 07, 2008

Better wear those clothes into the fall

The retail numbers are out and it's not a promising kick-off for the back-to-school shopping season -- or our wardrobes. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports a lot of stimulus money went to food and gas, but not to our threads.
Posted In: Retail

Here comes the . . . protest

London brides are protesting outside HSBC in London. They're upset because a wedding gift service called Wrapit declared bankruptcy and didn't deliver their gifts. Scott Jagow talks to James Hall with the Daily Telegraph about why they're mad at HSBC.
Posted In: Retail

British banks may be turning corner

Amidst profit losses and billion in write offs for Barclays, analysts are still seeing a possible light at the end of the crisis for banks. But Stephen Beard reports confidence remains brittle.
Posted In: Investing

Americans want health care to improve

A survey found that 80 percent of Americans believe the current health care system needs an overhaul -- from lower costs to better doctor communication and availability. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

Gas highs don't benefit station owners

You would think that as gas prices continue to climb, gas station owners would be raking it in. But times are just as tough on the side managing the pump. Alisa Roth reports many station owners are just getting by.
Posted In: Oil

Mapping out the next bubble

From tech to oil to real estate, investors have loved pouring money into inflating markets. So where might the next bubble be? Scott Jagow speculates with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Investing

Don't bet on the casino industry

Recession is hurting profits across the board in the casino industry, with a particularly bad effect on fly-in markets. Rico Gagliano reports these days, gamblers aren't as much about flying into big gaming destinations.
Posted In: Entertainment

It's not really 99 Cents 'Only'

They may be called dollar stores, but they can't stay afloat if they don't raise prices. Renita Jablonski reports how the 99 Cents Only chain is using flexible pricing strategy to balance out costs.
Posted In: Retail