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You may know it as a popular college drinking game, but those who take it seriously can win thousands of dollars at tournaments dedicated to competitive beer pong. Jeff Tyler talked to some beer-pongers in Los Angeles.
A new projection indicates the world population may surpass 7 billion people in the next two years. But the population is contracting in parts of Europe and Asia, while Africa may add 1 billion more people by mid-century. John Dimsdale reports.
YouTube is talking with major studios about streaming films online for a fee. Studios could benefit by gaining access to new viewers, as YouTube has garnered about 40 percent of the online video market. Sam Eaton reports.
Village parents in China's Hunan province are being detained after protesting the government's reneging of payments owed to families through a public children's lead poisoning case. Scott Tong reports how the government is trying to discredit parents.
New York City's Off-Track Betting takes in a billion dollars a year in bets. But the OTB has been losing money, and the governor has signed an order to reorganize it under Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Alisa Roth reports.
The World Trade Organization will rule tomorrow on the epic dispute between Boeing and Airbus, with Boeing expected to be the winner. Stephen Beard reports why this may be just the beginning.
Analysts have been instantly pessimistic when they don't see the job numbers they want. Why is that? Steve Chiotakis asks Doug Foreman, Director of Equities at Highmark Capital in San Francisco.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 3, 2009