Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 19, 2008

High food prices may mean better diet

With food becoming more expensive, people are reconsidering their food choices at the grocery store -- and what they buy could end up being healthier in the long run. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Towns fight to keep groundwater local

A growing number of citizen groups from small towns are organizing against bottled water companies pumping locally. Sarah Gardner reports on a New Hampshire town's concerns over the tapping of its groundwater reserves.

British labor unions upset over energy

British labor unions are threatening to strike over the escalating cost of energy. The latest estimates suggest household energy bills in Britain will soar this winter. Stephen Beard has more on what unions might be planning.

Cruise ship safety at issue in Senate

From disappearing to experiencing sexual assault, many vacationers don't realize the potential dangers one can face on a cruise ship. One group is asking the Senate to beef up cruise security. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Relief NGOs face China's power grip

China's government has relaxed some of its rules by allowing non-governmental organizations to help with earthquake relief efforts. But these NGOs are still working within some limiting regulations. Lisa Chow reports.

Section 8 may soon be endangered

A large portion of federally-subsidized rental units will be in jeopardy in the next five years once Section 8 housing contracts expire. Sarah Gardner reports the average post-Section 8 rent hike is between 20% and 40%.
Posted In: Housing

Air Force not tied to Airbus yet

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Air Force to do a deal with Airbus to build the next generation of airborne fuel tankers. But there's still room for Boeing to compete in Congress. Steve Henn reports.

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