Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 30, 2008

World trade talk splits tough to repair

After seven years of on-again, off-again negotiations, the U.S., China and India couldn't reach an agreement on farm tariffs in world trade talks. Jennifer Collins takes a look at what could happen next.

SUV resale value drops on poor sales

As the price of gas spikes up, the value of SUVs and pickup trucks has plummeted. That's a big problem for companies that leased these vehicles two or three years ago. Janet Babin reports on what car companies could lose.
Posted In: Auto

ArcelorMittal reports steel profits

Shares of ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, are double what they were last quarter. Share prices had been falling on the assumption of hurt demand. Stephen Beard reports most of the growth comes from emerging markets.
Posted In: Wall Street

Atlanta innovates for staying tourists

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is breaking ground this summer on a $110 million expansion. But Odette Yousef reports the opening of museums next door might make similar projects cheaper to fund in the future.
Posted In: Travel

LA to fast food: Not so fast

The Los Angeles City Council has passed a year-long ban on new fast food chains going into South Los Angeles, one of the city's most obese neighborhoods. But not everyone is happy about the ordinance. Renita Jablonski has more.
Posted In: Food, Health

Seeking more small business money

Congress is looking over a federal program that gives up to $2 billion a year to small businesses, which will run out in September. Mitchell Hartman reports just one area where the program has had success.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Glazing over the donut economy

Whether you crave one that's glazed, cream-filled or you can't stand them at all, donuts tend to come out on top in a down economy. Scott Jagow talks about a sweet world with Paul Mullins, who wrote a book on donuts.
Posted In: Books, Health

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