Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cars, electronics numbers not so hot

Sales of motor vehicles dropped last month and electronics numbers were also low. Alisa Roth reports retailers are cautious as spending slows, but things may pick up in August as students return to school.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Health at risk for Hispanic men in U.S.

A report out says one-quarter of Hispanics in the U.S. don't have a doctor or health provider they routinely see for care. Dan Grech reports many of them are young, single men who rarely get sick and could be at risk later.
Posted In: Health

China still waiting for big tourist influx

Chinese businesses were anticipating higher numbers of foreign tourists for the Beijing Olympics, but so far the influx has fallen a bit short. Jamila Trindle reports even a rush now would fall short of previous expectations.
Posted In: Sports

Connecticut towns fighting flights

The FAA wants to shift flight paths over small towns in Connecticut to improve congestion in the New York area. But folks upset over the prospect of jet-filled skies are fighting the move. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Russia steels way into U.S. industry

A Russian company is taking over a large Ohio-based pipe and tube manufacturer in one of the biggest steel industry deals this year. Stephen Beard reports Russian steel makers now have a big U.S. presence.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Russia

High quality graphics chip, high price

Game enthusiasts are excited about chip company AMD's latest graphics card. And while the technology promises to thrill the eyes, the price tag is similarly mind-blowing. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Corruption kept quiet during Olympics

News of a Chinese food safety official committing suicide has been kept hushed for 11 days. Why would something so big be kept under wraps? Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong about the need for cover-up during the big games.
Posted In: Food

Trade with China gets the gold

China's global integration has helped lift hundreds of millions within the country out of poverty. But commentator Will Wilkinson explains why trade with China has helped poor Americans do better and fought income inequality.

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