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Aug 21, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 21, 2008

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The issue is wages, not inflation

Aug 21, 2008
This week, wholesale inflation is jumping at the fastest pace in 27 years. But economics editor Chris Farrell says the focus shouldn't be on inflation, but on the decline in wages. He speaks with Bob Moon.

Where campaign funds can't be tapped

Aug 21, 2008
Politicians have been using campaign accounts as personal legal defense funds for years. But Steve Henn reports in Senator David Vitter's prostitution case, the Federal Election Commission is starting to draw a line.

What's a sea turtle worth to you?

Aug 21, 2008
An environmental group wanted to see whether scuba divers would be willing to pay to help protect populations of ocean wildlife. A majority of divers surveyed said they would. Janet Babin reports.

More airlines going down this year

Aug 21, 2008
Twenty-six airlines globally went out of business or into bankruptcy protection in the first half of this year. And the International Air Transport Association anticipates more airlines going down. Stephen Beard reports.

Love the clothes, but hate the price

Aug 21, 2008
Luxury stores like Saks Fifth Avenue are losing sales as shoppers cut back. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports that hipsters are still attached to their brands, but Ross and TJ Maxx offer significant discounts.

A world of opportunity for South Africa

Aug 21, 2008
South Africa is busy building up its infrastructure in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. The tournament will pump about $3 billion into the economy and create about 200,000 jobs. Gretchen Wilson has more.

A more activist approach from the Fed

Aug 21, 2008
The Federal Reserve's annual symposium is getting underway today in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the landscape looks a lot different from last year. Dan Grech explores the Fed's role as a lender of last resort to banks.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC