May 30, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 30, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 30, 2008

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Gore raising funds for Democrats

May 30, 2008
Al Gore is hosting a fundraiser for the Democratic party. It'll cost you $28,000 to get into the room. But Steve Henn reports even though Democrats have been doing fine fundraising, the party is almost broke.

After erosion, life's not a beach

May 30, 2008
Even when there's not a direct hurricane hit on U.S. coastal towns, beach erosion can be tremendous. And after the storms, states spend millions of dollars shoring up those beaches. Dan Grech has more from Florida.

Aid pouring into China after quake

May 30, 2008
There are still problems and ways to help in the aftermath of this China's big quake, but aid money has been pouring in. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about supportive actions that have been happening over there.

BA takes off with fuel surcharges

May 30, 2008
British Airways has raised its fuel surcharges for the second time in a month and the thirteenth time in four years -- this time by 27 percent. Stephen Beard reports what other airlines are also pushing up fees.

Erbitux might help lung cancer fight

May 30, 2008
A cancer drug used to treat colon, head and neck cancer is said to boost survival rates in patients with certain type of lung cancer. Janet Babin reports dramatic Erbitux trial results could make prescriptions explode.

Japan in on African development

May 30, 2008
A record 2,500 delegates finished a three-day conference on African development today in Japan, discussing everything from HIV to microfinance. Lucy Craft reports on how Japan hopes to be a bigger player in Africa.

United, US Airways not merging

May 30, 2008
United's CEO sent a note to employees today saying the airline was not going to merge with US Airways. Jeremy Hobson reports why mergers aren't necessarily a good idea anyway but why this might add to US Airways' trouble.

A summer of film revivals?

May 30, 2008
After the success of Indiana Jones, Paramount is looking to cash in on another character back. Renita Jablonski talks to Variety's Mike Speier about who else could make a comeback on Jones's heels.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC