Marketplace for Monday, August 11, 2008

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Marketplace for Monday, August 11, 2008

Chinese companies seek Olympic boost

Some Chinese companies hope to grab some of the Olympic spotlight to get their name out into the world market. Scott Tong reports from Beijing.

Russian petro-confidence seen in war

How will the war in Georgia affect Europe, which gets 25 percent of its oil from Russia? Host Kai Ryssdal turns to a European and Eurasian expert to find out.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

Freezing out copycat ice cream trucks

I scream, you scream, we all scream for... trademark infringement? Joel Rose has more on ice cream truck company Mister Softee's legal battle against imposters.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Boeing might not bid for tanker contract

The Defense Department changed the rules for landing a $35 million contract to build an aerial refueling tanker, and now, word is that Boeing won't bid. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Trash company merger could cost us

Waste Management today raised by 10 percent its bid to buy its biggest competitor in the trash business. Ashley Milne-Tyte asks what happens to us if that merger goes through.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Apple Apps pulling in $1 million a day

Apple's new online store where iPhone and iPod owners can download games and other software is already an incredible success. Jeremy Hobson checks it out.
Posted In: Internet, Science

That FDIC insurance doesn't come free

The FDIC's guarantee on our bank deposits is, in fact, an insurance system, not something financed with taxpayer money. In tough times, banks pay higher premiums for that insurance. Steve Henn reports.

Hedging your bets in hard times

Commentator Megan McArdle has some advice for making your way through these hard times -- hedge your bets. That's right, just like the big companies do.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Retirement

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There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere
Miles of Styles
Let's Get Quiet Vol. 2
The Head On The Door
The Cure
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