Jul 4, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 4, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 4, 2008

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Lehman Brothers rewards bad times

Jul 4, 2008
Troubled Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers is paying out 2008 bonuses this month -- even though Lehman's stock is down 65 percent since January. Jill Barshay reports the company's hoping to reverse that slide.

Taking the bang out of the holiday

Jul 4, 2008
The sluggish economy has cities across the country blowing out the fuse on their annual fireworks show. Jean-Luc Renault has this story about what one California town is doing to keep things booming.

A Weeki Wachee wonderland

Jul 4, 2008
Looking for a big vacation adventure, but can't afford to take the family to a big theme park? Dan Grech has this story from a little attraction in Florida that's been diving into family fun for generations.

UBS, European banks cover losses

Jul 4, 2008
Second quarter earnings season starts next week and the next set of numbers from Swiss banking giant UBS may not be as bad as expected. But Stephen Beard reports a massive tax credit is to blame, and no one's celebrating yet.

Fireworks can't get out of China

Jul 4, 2008
Don't take the fireworks you have this year for granted. Your local seller may have paid 40 percent more than last year. Scott Tong reports why there are around 20 million pounds of fireworks sitting in warehouses in China.

Less traffic for roadside services

Jul 4, 2008
The roads may be a little less clogged over the holiday weekend, as AAA expects about 400,000 fewer drivers. This takes an obvious toll on roadside services like motels and gas stations. Jeremy Hobson has more

A new technique for implants

Jul 4, 2008
A team of Japanese doctors say they have perfected a technique that could make conventional implants obsolete. But as Lucy Craft reports from Tokyo, beauty comes at a cost.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC