Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 06, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Heating oil risks in hurricane season

The price of oil may change on the Energy Department's reserve report this morning. But Nancy Marshall Genzer explains how heating oil prices differ from gas and the potential purchasing risks in hurricane season.
Posted In: Oil

Exploring an era of oil extremes

The price of crude has reached record per barrel highs just to make sudden startling drops. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks these market extremes with Raymond Learsy, who's written a book about oil and its trends.
Posted In: Books, Oil

U.K. McDonald's seeking McWorkers

Despite critics of fast food, McDonald's is doing surprisingly well in England. So the company is looking to add 4,000 new workers to its staff. But Stephen Beard report "McJobs" still have a nefarious reputation.
Posted In: Food

Drawing lines in the Arctic snow

British scientists have unveiled a new Arctic map today with hopes of pointing out where some countries may be overstepping their claim to land. Janet Babin reports what's so valuable that they're fighting over.
Posted In: Oil

Nano struggling to keep low price

Touted as the world's cheapest car, the Nano might not be as low-cost as once thought. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Mehul Srivastava about what Tata plans to do to try to keep Nano pushing forward despite price promises.
Posted In: Auto

Bond insurers survey the damage

Bond insurers are some of the biggest casualties of the subprime crisis, and this week we'll find out more about how much damage has been done to companies like MBIA and Ambac. Alisa Roth has more on bond profits.
Posted In: Investing

A contest between two capitalisms

China is amping up for the beginning of the Olympic games. But commentator Robert Reich says the real competition lurking behind the upcoming Olympics is between democratic and authoritarian capitalism.