Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 26, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 26, 2008

Anheuser-Busch moves against deal

Anheuser-Busch is said to be planning the sale of its theme parks to raise $3 billion in an effort to ward off a takeover by InBev. But analysts predict InBev might respond with a higher shareholder bid. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Retail

Push for housing bill takes a holiday

Senate leaders wanted to pass a housing bill before the July 4 weekend that would help 400,000 Americans. But the legislation has been slowed by debate over tax breaks for renewable energy. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing

China's hotel service needs a smile

Staffing is a unique problem for China's thriving hotel industry. Lisa Chow reports why lack of experience, cultural differences and low pay have created a dearth of good hotel customer service in the country.

The power of AFL-CIO support

The AFL-CIO federation of unions is expected to put its support behind Barack Obama for president, hoping to influence key middle-class voters. Jill Barshay reports on the value of the group's endorsement.
Posted In: Jobs

Car battery or campaign charger?

Presidential candidate John McCain wants to hold a government-sponsored contest to invent an efficient car battery. But some criticize the idea as a campaign gimmick. Scott Jagow talks to economic correspondent Chris Farrell.

Rethinking targets on gas mileage

Even though fuel efficiency standards were updated a few months ago, they already sound outdated. Some groups wish to set shorter-term goals beyond the current 35-mpg target. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Auto

First interest rates, then tuition costs?

In an effort to ease the pressures of higher-education costs, Congress lowered the interest rates on government-backed college loans. More action is on the way. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Education, Investing

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