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Jun 5, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Federal highway funds in trouble

Jun 5, 2008
Despite continuing infrastructure problems, the government is having trouble funding highway repairs. Steve Henn explains how the rise in gas prices is directly affecting highway improvement projects.

Higher net price for downloaders?

Jun 5, 2008
Time Warner Cable is testing out a new price structure for high-speed Internet access in a small town in Texas where the more you download, the more you pay. Janet Babin reports some consumer watchdogs find the model unfair.

Where on Earth is the Stanley Cup?

Jun 5, 2008
As part of a long hockey tradition, each member of the team that wins the Stanley Cup holds onto the iconic award for a day. Scott Jagow talks to Cup keeper Phil Pritchard about where the object has traveled.

Keeping growing economies green

Jun 5, 2008
A House panel begins debate today over how to spend $2 billion requested for an International Clean Technology Fund. Jeremy Hobson reports the fund aims to reduce the green house gas emissions of developing countries.

Economy eating into restaurant profits

Jun 5, 2008
The sluggish economy is having a noticeable effect on mid-range restaurant chains like Bennigans. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports many restaurants need to renegotiate their debt in order to stay in business.

Verizon, Vodaphone bid for takeover

Jun 5, 2008
Verizon Wireless and its British partner, Vodafone, are bidding to become the number one cell phone operator in the U.S. Talks are underway to take over Alltel for nearly $30 billion. Stephen Beard has more.

Rope to the beat of your own drummer

Jun 5, 2008
Tim Haft invented a unique approach to working out with an aerobics class in New York City. Now he's trying to figure out how to rope more people in. Brigid Bergin has more on punk roping.

Bear Stearns set to announce spin-off

Jun 5, 2008
On the heels of the buyout of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan, Bear's private equity firm is expected to announce a spin-off into a separate company. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports JP Morgan will be the new company's biggest investor.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC