Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 6, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 6, 2007

Schadenfreude for Airbus

Great news for Airbus: Rival plane maker Boeing has delayed the test flight of its 787 Dreamliner and that could potentially throw wide open a window of opportunity for Airbus. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Travel

Volkswagen leaving Detroit in the rust

VW is moving its American headquarters to Virginia. The move by Europe's biggest carmaker is a further blow to Detroit, which has suffered big job losses in the auto industry which once fueled it. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Hybrid, er, cybrid stem cell research

Researchers have a tough time getting enough embryonic stem cells from human eggs to advance their research in fighting disease. But a U.K. decision on human-animal hybrid cells might clear the way for more breakthroughs. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

A healthy change for hospitals

Three years ago the amount of time doctors-in-training could work in hospitals was reduced from 120 to 80 hours a week. A new study shows if anything it's been good for patient care, not bad, and the residents sure are happier. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Seniors beware 'certified' scam artists

Word from Congress yesterday: Senior citizens are being scammed into dodgy investments by people with official sounding titles. And lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to do something to stop it. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing

We'll have ours without the diacetyl

The nation's three top popcorn makers are pledging to remove the chemical that gives their microwave popcorn that artificial buttery flavor, though even the FDA agrees it isn't dangerous for consumers. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

'This is a museum first'

A recent report called the Smithsonian gift shops underperforming and poorly run, so the museum is considering outsourcing them. But the folks doing the job now say they're being unfairly compared to commercial retailers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

How far down will housing drag us?

Three key indicators popped onto economic radar screens yesterday and none of them brought good news. The credit and housing crises are starting to impact the larger economy, but are we on the steep road to recession? Steve Tripoli reads the signs.
Posted In: Housing

An own-to-rent solution

Congress wants to help homeowners who are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing subprime mortgages. Forget a traditional bailout, Chris Farrell explains the beauty of the own-to-rent plan.
Posted In: Housing

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