Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 4, 2008

United clips wings to fly better

In its latest move to beat rising fuel prices, United says it will fire about 1,500 employees and ground its entire fleet of Boeing B737's. Nancy Marshall Genzer tells us who might get hit hard as a result.
Posted In: Travel

A broker faces the credit crunch

Wall Street may have helped get us into the credit crunch, but many of its employees are paying the price. In this installment of our continuing series, we see how the crunch affected one mortgage-backed securities broker.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

People like good TV ads

An award ceremony held last night honored the best TV ads of the year. But are TV ads still relevant? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that people aren't against watching TV ads -- they're against watching bad TV ads.

The U.K. pushing wind power

The British government wants to increase the amount of wind power generated offshore, with a plan is to generate enough electricity to supply all British households by 2020. Renita Jablonski talks to Stephen Beard in London.

Senate takes on car roof safety

The federal standards for a car roof require it to support one and a half times the weight of the vehicle, and some want that number more than doubled. Jeremy Hobson reports whether this will improve safety.
Posted In: Auto

It's still the Dollar Menu

The price of beef and buns keeps rising, but McDonald's wants to keep items like the double cheeseburger on the Dollar Menu. Dan Grech reports franchisees will absorb costs -- and they may not be happy about it.
Posted In: Retail

Keep complaining about the economy

We may not be in an official recession, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't demand better from our economy. Commentator Will Wilkinson says we should expect more from America and its reputation for progress.