Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 01, 2008

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Markteplace Morning Report for Friday, August 01, 2008

How Gen X handles a rough economy

Influenced by the sudden downturn in the 90's, Generation X'ers are notorious for their "slacker chic." Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Lisa Chamberlain, author of "Slackonomics," which covers Gen X and their take on economy.
Posted In: Books

Comcast to face ruling from FCC

The FCC is coming down on cable provider Comcast for allegedly blocking content from a competitor. Janet Babin reports some consumer groups expect the FCC annoucement to be a historic message to policymakers and Wall Street.

Fuel prices hurt British Airways' profits

British Airways was once the world's most profitable airline, but fuel prices have knocked down profits almost 90 percent this quarter. Jennifer Collins reports the company tried hedging fuel prices, but it's not working.
Posted In: Airlines

Indian company interested in Hummer

An Indian tractor company is interested in General Motors' Hummer. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Mehul Srivastava in New Delhi about the company's interest in breaking into the U.S. market and why they're getting involved.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Economic factors to keep driving down

If the price of oil continues to drop and gas becomes more affordable, will drivers spend more time burning fuel again? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports drivers will likely continue to hold back due to other economic concerns.
Posted In: Auto, Travel

BMW falls bigger in bad times

BMW's earnings in the second quarter fell sharply due to the rising cost of production. Stephen Beard explores the volatility of the premium market and where the auto maker will be shifting market focus to catch up.
Posted In: Auto

The value of Yahoo beyond its search

Yahoo! holds its annual shareholder meeting today in San Jose, and the company's stock has been languishing. But despite losing the search engine wars to Google, Yahoo offers a lot of value. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Internet

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