Segments From this episode
Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang has had to pull out of the games due to an ankle injury, and that's become a marketer's nightmare over there. Bob Moon talks to Scott Tong about what this might mean for sponsors and fans.
Oil drillers have been descending on farms in the Midwest to sink new wells, and that's making some farmers rich. But it's also damaging the environment and wrecking other farmers' lives. Peter O'Dowd reports.
BHP Billiton reported record earnings, today, but there are questions about the company's $130 billion all-share bid for its rival, Rio Tinto. Stephen Beard reports given BHP's strong earnings, Rio can demand a much better offer.
It's Elvis week in Memphis, and The King still manages to have a royal presence by pulling million of profits for the city every year. But with a younger generation taking over, how long can he cash in? Rico Gagliano reports.
The idea of drilling domestically for oil has long been circulating, but can it be a reality? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks with Mark Bernstein, director of USC's energy institute, about why that won't really help oil prices.
Tropical Storm Fay has encouraged Shell to remove hundreds of workers from oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. But Dan Grech reports that oil production has not been affected so far, according to energy firms.
A study out today from the Pew Center's Project for on Excellence in Journalism says the news isn't covering economics as much as Americans might like. Steve Henn reports it may be more complicated to do than we think.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 18, 2008