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Jul 17, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Red light district brightens its image

Jul 17, 2008
Officials in Amsterdam have a vision for the future of the city's Red Light District: One that plays down the area's most famous trade. Brett Neely reports.

Wildlife concerns plant Ag plan in court

Jul 17, 2008
The Agriculture Department wants to open up conservation land for grazing and hay production, a move environmental groups say could harm wildlife. Renita Jablonski reports.

House to oil companies: Use it or lose it

Jul 17, 2008
The House is pursuing legislation that would push oil companies to drill on land they own but haven't tapped yet, before purchasing any new oil leases. Sam Eaton reports.

Natural gas prices set to spike

Jul 17, 2008
High oil prices are driving up demand for natural gas, meaning some customers could be spending as much as 40 percent more to heat their homes this winter. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Champagne rises above the markets

Jul 17, 2008
If you had your money invested in vintage champagne, you'd be tempted to pop open a few bottles. Why is the bubbly stuff outperforming major financial indexes? Stephen Beard reports.

Libel cases flourish overseas

Jul 17, 2008
U.S. free speech protections make it difficult to win a libel case, so more plaintiffs are practicing libel tourism -- suing overseas in a court friendlier to their cases. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

The best kind of bad news

Jul 17, 2008
JPMorgan and its peers had lousy quarters, but bank stocks are on the rise today. Why? Because things weren't quite as bad as everybody guessed they'd be. Steve Henn explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC