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Aug 7, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 07, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 07, 2008

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It's not really 99 Cents 'Only'

Aug 7, 2008
They may be called dollar stores, but they can't stay afloat if they don't raise prices. Renita Jablonski reports how the 99 Cents Only chain is using flexible pricing strategy to balance out costs.

Don't bet on the casino industry

Aug 7, 2008
Recession is hurting profits across the board in the casino industry, with a particularly bad effect on fly-in markets. Rico Gagliano reports these days, gamblers aren't as much about flying into big gaming destinations.

Mapping out the next bubble

Aug 7, 2008
From tech to oil to real estate, investors have loved pouring money into inflating markets. So where might the next bubble be? Scott Jagow speculates with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

Gas highs don't benefit station owners

Aug 7, 2008
You would think that as gas prices continue to climb, gas station owners would be raking it in. But times are just as tough on the side managing the pump. Alisa Roth reports many station owners are just getting by.

Americans want health care to improve

Aug 7, 2008
A survey found that 80 percent of Americans believe the current health care system needs an overhaul -- from lower costs to better doctor communication and availability. Steve Henn reports.

British banks may be turning corner

Aug 7, 2008
Amidst profit losses and billion in write offs for Barclays, analysts are still seeing a possible light at the end of the crisis for banks. But Stephen Beard reports confidence remains brittle.

Here comes the . . . protest

Aug 7, 2008
London brides are protesting outside HSBC in London. They're upset because a wedding gift service called Wrapit declared bankruptcy and didn't deliver their gifts. Scott Jagow talks to James Hall with the Daily Telegraph about why they're mad at HSBC.

Better wear those clothes into the fall

Aug 7, 2008
The retail numbers are out and it's not a promising kick-off for the back-to-school shopping season -- or our wardrobes. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports a lot of stimulus money went to food and gas, but not to our threads.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC