Jul 7, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 7, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 7, 2008

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Is your 401-k going to survive?

Jul 7, 2008
Getting ready to open up your 401-K statement? Considering U.S. stocks lost $2.1 trillion in the first half of the year, it might not be pretty. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says we're not close to the bottom yet.

Special interests step up in ad season

Jul 7, 2008
As political ad season approaches, special interest groups are stepping up their spending. Steve Henn reports moves by the Supreme Court indicate the limits on special interest spending may be more flexible.

Is the G8 still relevant?

Jul 7, 2008
With politically weak leaders sitting at the table and growing economies like China and India not involved, how much power does the G8 still have? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports where some of the challenges lay.

Brown big on food conservation at G8

Jul 7, 2008
World leaders are talking in Japan today at the start of the G8 Summit, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has a great deal to say about food. Stephen Beard reports Brown's argument may clash with the Americans'.

Regulators look closer at genetic testing

Jul 7, 2008
Personalized genetics is one of the fastest-growing sectors in biotechnology, and today the government kicks off a public meeting to discuss how these companies should be regulated. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
DNA strands from a double helix model
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Brits debate a free BBC

Jul 7, 2008
The BBC funds its programs with a $260 a year license fee that all British citizens with a TV must pay. But new bullying ads on the fee have made some Brits re-evaluate their feelings. Stephen Beard has more.

Taiwan-China flights take off

Jul 7, 2008
The first direct flights between Taiwan and mainland China kicked off over the weekend, ending decades of plane-switching inconvenience. Bill Marcus reports the $500 round trip could be just the thing to jet-propel Taiwan's economy.

InBev: Get on board or get off board

Jul 7, 2008
If the board of directors isn't on your side, why not try to have them replaced? That's what InBev is attempting to do with the heads of Anheuser-Busch to help its bid for the company. Alisa Roth reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC