Jul 10, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 10, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 10, 2008

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Fewer filling in hotel vacancies

Jul 10, 2008
The hotel industry is struggling in the current economy, but some are doing better than others depending on their business model. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports where occupancy rates are right now.
The lobby of the Chancellor Hotel in San Francisco
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Pentagon tears up Airbus contract

Jul 10, 2008
European labor unions are angry with the Pentagon for tearing up a huge contract with plane maker Airbus. Stephen Beard reports the U.S. government broke the $35 billion deal so a Seattle company could bid.

Getting to the root of job numbers

Jul 10, 2008
Employers hired workers in May at the slowest pace in about five years, but the unemployment hasn't moved that much. Scott Jagow talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell, who doesn't get the job numbers.

Health insurance targeting the young

Jul 10, 2008
There are roughly 13 million 19 to 29-year-olds in the U.S. without health insurance, and insurance companies are trying to reach out to them through hip marketing. But Devin Dwyer reports many of them will still say no.

Total backs away from Iran investment

Jul 10, 2008
French energy company has decided not to invest in a project to develop natural gas fields in Iran. Renita Jablonski talks to Financial Times Chief Energy Correspondent Carola Hoyos about what kind of message this sends.

FDA issuing epilepsy drugs warning

Jul 10, 2008
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to recommend stronger warnings today about epilepsy drugs and the risk of suicide for people who take them. These drugs are big sellers, with $10 billion in sales last year. John Dimsdale reports.

Dow Chemical to buy Rohm and Haas

Jul 10, 2008
Dow Chemical is paying more than $15 billion for Rohm and Haas, a maker of specialty chemical products. Alisa Roth has more details about the deal and why Dow considers it "game-changing" for the company.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC