Marketplace PM for August 15, 2006
Ford plans to trim the number of dealerships it has in an effort to improve dealer profitability. The nation's No. 2 automaker blames falling car and truck sales for the decision. Sam Eaton reports.
Wal-Mart today posted its first profit drop in 10 years, but it still accounts for 20 percent of all retail sales in America. Commentator Barry Lynn says that's why it should be broken up into smaller pieces.
Soaring oil prices have made summer road trips more expensive — even driving up the cost of the road itself. High asphalt prices have some towns cutting back on road construction. Joel Rose reports.