Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sagging dollar boosts oil prices

Economic fears have driven the dollar to a new low against the euro and a weak dollar makes everything we buy from overseas more expensive, including oil. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

FAA desperate for air traffic controllers

With numbers of flyers at an all-time high and many veteran controllers preparing to retire, the FAA is making its pitch for more air traffic controllers anywhere young people will listen. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Markets not sold on rescue plan

Despite the government's best efforts to bolster Fannie Mae and Fredie Mac, some investors aren't convinced. Host Scott Jagow asks investor Jim Rogers what the markets are looking for from Fannie and Freddie.
Posted In: Housing

Dockworkers wait for new contract

Dockworkers and shipping companies are hard at work replacing their expired contract. Both sides are eager to avoid another shutdown, which could cost the industry billions. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Waiting for the right time to buy

The mortgage industry may have dodged a bullet, but choosing the right time to buy a home still seems like a guessing game. Commentator Lyn Millner says her attempts have brought nothing but more confusion.
Posted In: Housing

Earnings look fabulous for Burberry

So far, the credit crunch doesn't seem to have trickled down to demand for luxury goods and that news that has the British fashion group Burberry and its investors smiling. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Retail

Bronx divided on new Yankee Stadium

A new billion-dollar Yankee Stadium is going up across the street from the old one in the Bronx, but some are worried the neighborhood will end up striking out on the deal. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Sports

An unexpected pain of global warming

A new study suggests that global warming could increase the incidence of kidney stones, causing physical pain for some and economic pain for the rest of us. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Banks slimming down to offset losses

Merrill Lynch is just one of the banks reporting results soon and expectations aren't good. Merrill and others are reportedly looking at selling off assets to balance things out. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

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