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Marketplace for Friday, August 15, 2008

The little soccer team that could

Full disclosure first: This is not an Olympics story. It's about a soccer team in Germany that made it to the big league, the Bundesliga. But Brett Neely reports that many Germans are not so happy with the team's success.
Posted In: Sports

Hot Jobs: Air Conditioner Repairman

When it gets really hot out and your air conditioner conks out, Russ Wichterman could be your knight in shining armor. Wichterman tells us what it's like to be an air conditioning repairman.
Posted In: Jobs, Sports

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas chats with host Tess Vigeland about the week on Wall Street. The go over markets, commodities, oil, the dollar and whether or not we can relax.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Department stores trying to be hip

Sears, JCPenny and other stores are re-branding to appeal to a younger clientele. Sears even sought image advice from MTV. Nancy Farghalli reports that the new looks are ready for back-to-school shoppers.
Posted In: Retail

Copyrights upheld for open source code

A ruling by a Federal appeals court that open-source software can be protected by copyright is expected to have enormous effect not just for coders, but for the tech world at large. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet

NY Times raising its newsstand price

Buying a New York Times at a newsstand Monday will cost an extra quarter, making it $1.50. But with people already pinching pennies and newspaper circulations declining, why raise the price? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Nature has a hand in natural gas costs

The price of natural gas is down. But it's not just because of lower crude oil prices or word that three states will provide new supplies. Dan Grech reports on an unexpected factor in the availability of the important fuel.
Posted In: Oil

Pros and cons of a stronger dollar

The dollar is gaining strength in foreign exchange markets, particularly against the euro. Is that a good thing? It depends. John Dimsdale reports how a stronger dollar affects the American economy.
Posted In: Economy

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