Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Broadcasting in a new world

Host Kai Ryssdal continues his conversation with Showtime CEO Matt Blank in our latest in the Conversations From the Corner Office series.
Posted In: Entertainment

Compromise set on housing bill

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares are up on news the White House has agreed to a compromise with lawmakers on a housing market rescue bill. But Dan Grech reports there's no guarantee this action will help bring them back to Earth.
Posted In: Investing

Dollar coins can save U.S. money

The U.S. Mint will be rolling out new $1 coins next month and will be launching a campaign to expand the coins' use. Jeremy Hobson reports the coins could save millions in production costs.

Vodafone buys own stock on losses

Vodafone suffered a 14 percent fall in its share price yesterday, swaying confidence in the cell phone market. Stephen Beard reports Vodafone hopes to boost faith in its stock by buying some of it back.
Posted In: Wall Street

Water infrastructure is big business

American cities will need to invest more than $250 billion to update their water systems in the next 20 years. Steve Henn reports private equity investors and major corporations have notice of the water business.

Bus and subway riders to pay more

Oil prices have inspired a national increase in bus and subway commuters, and with that comes a rise in fares in several cities. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that's putting a squeeze on transit systems' budgets.
Posted In: Travel

Where's my summer vacation?

The average U.S. worker gets 14 days of paid vacation, but anxieties about the economy are making fewer employees take off during the summer. Commentator Robert Reich says Americans still need a summer break.