Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 20, 2008

eBay changing its fee model

Today, eBay is announcing a new fee structure that emphasizes fixed-price listings. In a move to attract more sellers, eBay will be slashing its fixed-price listing fee by almost 70 percent. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Internet

A look into mounting national debt

The country's national debt is on its way to hitting $9 trillion next year. How did we get here? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Christine O'Malley and Patrick Creadon, who produced and directed the documentary IOUSA.
Posted In: Economy, Entertainment

BAA and London airports split

Major airports in London have been privately held by a company called BAA for about 20 years. Now regulators are calling for a break-up. Stephen Beard reports what BAA has been criticized for in the past.
Posted In: Airlines

Online travel tries new tricks

Online travel agencies have been working to gin up business in a slow travel season. One idea: Orbitz will start offering vacation rentals. And Renita Jablonski reports if it works for Orbitz, other companies may follow.
Posted In: Internet, Travel

Convention donors have no limits

Campaign finance laws may limit the donations lawmakers can accept, but companies and unions can give as much as they want for conventions. Steve Henn looks into how much sponsors can get for a million dollars.

A slew of glitches for iPhone

From weak or inconsistent signals to dropped calls and poor battery life, Apple has been dealing with a bunch of problems since rolling out its latest iPhone. Jeff Tyler reports why it needs to work these out fast.
Posted In: Science

Traffic is lighter in a bad economy

Traffic deaths in the United States reached their lowest level in more than a decade last year, but no major change have been made to our cars or highways. Commentator Robert Reich says it's because of the economy.

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