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Sep 9, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for September 9, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 9, 2008

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Why does movie popcorn cost so much?

Sep 9, 2008
A theater chain in Britain has banned popcorn on Tuesdays. The company says some people just hate the smell, the noise -- and the price. Scott Jagow talks to the author of "Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies."

Blogs are abuzz on Apple release today

Sep 9, 2008
Speculation is that Steve Jobs will announce several changes to iPods in a broadcast today. Some will also be looking for clues to the health of the reclusive CEO. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.

Car makers want government loans too

Sep 9, 2008
The latest in line for financial help from the feds are the auto makers. They're in Washington to ask for government-backed loans to retool their factories for fuel-efficient cars. John Dimsdale reports.

College newspapers taking a hit too

Sep 9, 2008
The dramatic drop in newspaper ad revenue hasn't just affected city and local papers. As Stacey Vanek Smith reports, college newspapers, such as UC Berkeley's Daily Californian, are hurting too.
Logo for UC Berkeley student newspaper, The Daily Californian
http://www.dailycal.org/

Measuring productivity on the computer

Sep 9, 2008
IBM researchers are looking at emails, calendars and social networking data from thousands of workers, The aim, commentator Stephen Baker says, is to find a formula to calculate how much work gets done.

Subways and buses are packed

Sep 9, 2008
The high price of gasoline has inspired more and more drivers to take public transportation. So much so that a transit industry group says buses, trains and subways are reaching their limits. Janet Babin reports

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC