Sep 5, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for September 5, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 5, 2008

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Happy 10th birthday, Google

Sep 5, 2008
Google celebrates it's 10th year this month, but the company isn't slacking, even though it's now worth $140 billion. Joel Rose reports on why the world's most popular search engine has its head in the clouds.

AARP holds a job fair for the 'un-retired'

Sep 5, 2008
The 50-plus workforce is growing, but it still isn't easy finding a good-paying job. The AARP added a job fair to its annual convention in Washington this week to help. Nancy Marshall Genzer stops in.

Actuaries lay out Social Security fix

Sep 5, 2008
The Social Security System is in good shape today, but in seven years, retired boomers will outnumber workers and drain the reserves. Danielle Karson reports on solutions proposed by the American Academy of Actuaries.

EPA goes after lawn mower fumes

Sep 5, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency says we've been choking on fumes from lawn mowers and other engine-powered machines. Rachel Dornhelm reports on new regulations aimed at clearing the air.

Miami luring tourists from S. America

Sep 5, 2008
Miami saw a drop in tourism during the first half of this year and wants the tourists back. A travel show this weekend turns south -- way south -- to bring a wave of visitors to the beaches and shopping…

Fall TV season goes back to the future

Sep 5, 2008
It's time for the new fall TV season and Bob Moon checks in with Stuart Levine of Variety to find out what's new -- or, well, old. "90210" and "Night Rider" are coming back. Grab the remote control.

OPEC in a bind over falling oil prices

Sep 5, 2008
When OPEC ministers meet next week, they will face a dilemma over oil prices -- should they decrease production to boost the price or stay the course? Brett Neely asks energy experts what to expect.

Angolans vote for first time in 16 years

Sep 5, 2008
Today's election in Angola is significant worldwide because the African nation -- in peace after a decades-long war -- has major stores of oil, gems and metals. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Unemployment at 6.1% and climbing

Sep 5, 2008
Last month, the economy lost more than 84,000 jobs. And the losses are no longer just in housing-related industries, they're spreading into manufacturing, retail and business services. Steve Henn has the story.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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