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Aug 4, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 04, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 04, 2008

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The real deficit and how we came to it

Aug 4, 2008
The Bush Administration is projecting the deficit for the next White House will be about half a trillion. But Allan Sloan takes Scott Jagow through the numbers and explains why it's probably closer to $900 billion.

Vioxx payouts may not be enough

Aug 4, 2008
Vioxx users who sued Merck will begin to receive payouts from the lawsuit this week. But Dan Grech reports several claimants are saying the money they receive won't be enough to cover the damage done.

Fed funds rate expected to stay steady

Aug 4, 2008
The Federal Reserve meets tomorrow on interest rates, and Fed watchers expect the federal funds rate to stay at 2 percent. Jeremy Hobson reports why some say a steady rate is more likely -- and why it may be safer.

Lessons from the local foreign press

Aug 4, 2008
In a shrinking media market, staff at newspapers and magazines have to wear many hats. But many foreign-focused newspapers in the U.S. have already gotten the hang of working with a smaller staff. Rob Schmitz has more.

An Olympic build-up in Beijing

Aug 4, 2008
The Beijing Olympics are just days away, and the Chinese capital stands to benefit from millions of dollars in infrastructure. Lisa Chow reports just how much might go into the city.

BA, American Airlines get closer

Aug 4, 2008
As turbulence continues in the airline industry, British Airways and American Airlines want to huddle together to cut costs. Stephen Beard reports the union may benefit both carriers, but it's not a marriage.

Fed looks into credit card changes

Aug 4, 2008
The Federal Reserve wants to impose new rules on credit card companies that would help curb high rates and give those in debt more time to pay. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more on what the Fed wants to change.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC