Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 17, 2008

The best kind of bad news

JPMorgan and its peers had lousy quarters, but bank stocks are on the rise today. Why? Because things weren't quite as bad as everybody guessed they'd be. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

Libel cases flourish overseas

U.S. free speech protections make it difficult to win a libel case, so more plaintiffs are practicing libel tourism -- suing overseas in a court friendlier to their cases. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime

Champagne rises above the markets

If you had your money invested in vintage champagne, you'd be tempted to pop open a few bottles. Why is the bubbly stuff outperforming major financial indexes? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Investing

Natural gas prices set to spike

High oil prices are driving up demand for natural gas, meaning some customers could be spending as much as 40 percent more to heat their homes this winter. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Oil

House to oil companies: Use it or lose it

The House is pursuing legislation that would push oil companies to drill on land they own but haven't tapped yet, before purchasing any new oil leases. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

Wildlife concerns plant Ag plan in court

The Agriculture Department wants to open up conservation land for grazing and hay production, a move environmental groups say could harm wildlife. Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Red light district brightens its image

Officials in Amsterdam have a vision for the future of the city's Red Light District: One that plays down the area's most famous trade. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Housing

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