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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 19, 2008

U.S. drivers steer towards foreign cars

A survey out this morning finds that U.S. nameplates are losing ground to foreign luxury brands in customer satisfaction. Dan Grech reports the gap between Japanese and U.S. car brands is widening.
Posted In: Auto

Much more room for pets in China

Keeping dogs and cats is no longer frowned upon in China, and that's fueling a lucrative new industry. Bill Marcus reports why some families are willing to spend thousands on their pets.

Sometimes, you must fly abroad

Domestic air travel is expected to drop this Labor Day weekend from last year, but international travel is expected to rise slightly. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports this is partly due to logistics -- and business travel.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Brits are hitting their sporting stride

Since launched 14 years ago, England's National Lottery has poured $7 billion into sports. And Stephen Beard reports the investment is finally paying off at the Olympics through rowing, sailing, cycling and swimming.
Posted In: Sports

Chinese advertisers focus on the Web

China now has the most Internet users in the world, and Olympic advertisers are taking advantage with a slew of online ads. But some marketers aren't so sure the aggressive ad campaigns work all the time. Lisa Chow reports.
Posted In: Internet

Air pollutants could cause lung cancer

Scientists have identified a new group of air pollutants that can expose a person to 300 times more pollutants than smoking one cigarette. Janet Babin reports what can be done to avoid these toxins.
Posted In: Health

We make fewer trips to Home Depot

Home Depot has been trying to build momentum for when the housing slump finally turns around. But Renita Jablonski reports homeowners aren't making home improvements beyond what's necessary, and that hurts business.
Posted In: Retail