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Sep 12, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for September 12, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 12, 2008

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Runways profit from weak dollar

Sep 12, 2008
New York's Fashion Week was bigger than ever. American designers are doing well in general because overseas customers are taking advantage of exchange rates and shopping here. Sally Herships reports.

Ergonomics rules worry businesses

Sep 12, 2008
Most large businesses set ergonomics standards for themselves, but small and large businesses worry about the cost if federal standards are adopted. Rachel Dornhelm reports on a forum being held today.

Is it worth going after natural gas?

Sep 12, 2008
The Department of Energy today weighs the pros and cons of extracting natural gas from shale and coal seams. Oil companies say they can make it work financially, but what about the environment? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Americans help Brits beg for bucks

Sep 12, 2008
Fundraising or even asking for money at all is just not something the Brits are comfortable with. From London, Christopher Werth reports that many organizations hire Americans to do the dirty work.

Leaving a message gets creative

Sep 12, 2008
Ever wanted to go straight to voicemail when you called someone, without their phone ringing at all? Clever entrepreneurs are making that and other services available. Rebecca Sheir dials in.

FDA: Beware of Chinese baby formula

Sep 12, 2008
The death of one baby in China and hospitalization of dozens of others has been linked to tainted baby formula. The formula isn't approved for sale here, but the FDA warns of illegal imports. Scott Tong has more.

Lehman shares down on sale talk

Sep 12, 2008
Word today that U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson opposes using any federal money to resolve the crisis at Lehman Brothers, was followed with word that the bank itself is for sale. Janet Babin reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC