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Oct 8, 2007

Marketplace AM for October 8, 2007

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Segments From this episode

The mystery of declining DVD sales

Oct 8, 2007
The entertainment industry is concerned over a potential drop in DVD sales. But Steve Tripoli reports that the problem may be the format's lack of growth.

Anyone want to buy a loan?

Oct 8, 2007
Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase are looking for buyers for $32 billion in loans. Alisa Roth reports it's a good sign that there's still life stirring in private equity.

Who was Jim Michaels?

Oct 8, 2007
You might not recognize his name, but you might be able to recognize what Jim Michaels did for business news. Michaels died last week at 86. Scott Jagow talks to Allan Sloan, who worked with him.

NYC's concrete business is solid

Oct 8, 2007
With a ton of work and limited competition, business is booming for New York City concrete suppliers. Lisa Chow tells us why concrete producers are able to bring up their prices so high and teaches us about the 90-minute rule.

Congress seeks funds for food safety

Oct 8, 2007
Congress is trying to find funds to expand the FDA's budget to inspect imported food. Only 1 percent of food imported into the U.S. is currently inspected. Jeremy Hobson has more.

China's child slavery goes to air

Oct 8, 2007
The Chinese government is upset over a documentary being broadcast tonight on British television about China's black market for child slavery. Doug Krizner gets the details from reporter Bill Marcus in Shanghai.

E.U. concerned over weak dollar

Oct 8, 2007
When the dollar is down and the euro is up, European companies are hurt. So the European Union's finance ministers are going over it in a two-day summit. Kyle James reports.

Next up for UAW: Chrysler

Oct 8, 2007
Reports are out that Chrysler is supposed to make a deal with the UAW within the next two days, or face a potential strike. But this scenario differs from GM's. Alisa Roth reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC