Jul 18, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 18, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 18, 2008

Segments From this episode

Bringing in business on foot

Jul 18, 2008
High gas prices have made areas where it's easy to walk around increasingly popular. What does all that foot traffic mean for local businesses? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Coca-Cola set to raise prices

Jul 18, 2008
Commodity and transport costs have become too much for Coca-Cola, which announced plans to up its prices soon to offset increased production costs. Sam Eaton reports.

From shanty town to shopping mall

Jul 18, 2008
In South Africa, a part of town infamous for its politics and activism is being transformed into a retail mecca -- and residents are buying it up. Gretchen Wilson reports.

EU levels new antitrust charges at Intel

Jul 18, 2008
European antitrust officials accuse the company of unfair attempts to press competitor AMD out of the marketplace. Stephen Beard reports.

Stricter English rules for U.S. truckers

Jul 18, 2008
As the demand for truck drivers increases, more drivers who don't speak the required amount of English have made it to the road. Now the government is planning to crack down. Dan Grech reports.

Chinese migrant workers flock to cities

Jul 18, 2008
One third of Beijing's population are migrant workers who've come from the countryside in search of better wages, and when they arrive, they don't always get along with their fellow city dwellers. Lisa Chow reports.

Barbie strikes back at Bratz in court

Jul 18, 2008
Bratz dolls have been tugging at the market share of Mattel's Barbie for years, but a court ruling could earn Mattel royalties on the Bratz line or even total control of the brand. Steve Henn reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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