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Aug 5, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Segments From this episode

Taking the 'lug' out of luggage

Aug 5, 2008
As airlines start charging passengers to check their luggage, shipping baggage to the final destination is becoming a more attractive option. Dan Grech reports costs are similar, but there is a distinct advantage.

Mayors talk, future presidents listen

Aug 5, 2008
The U.S. Conference of Mayors wants to get the attention of the presidential candidates by talking about the biggest problems for their cities. Danielle Karson reports crime is a hot topic in today's Philadelphia meeting.

China, U.S. financial ties evolve

Aug 5, 2008
President Bush is on his way to China for his fourth and last visit as president, and a lot has changed since his first trip. Lisa Chow takes a look at how economic relations have evolved between China and the…

Beijing fights infestation with Brits

Aug 5, 2008
Beijing authorities have been battling to control an army of pesky locals -- from rats to mice to cockroaches. Stephen Beard reports they've hired a British company with impressive technology to help.

FDA gets stricter on conflicts of interest

Aug 5, 2008
Yesterday, the FDA finalized stricter rules for doctors who advise the agency and have financial ties to pharmaceutical companies. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports the FDA wants to prevent conflicts of interest.

What's causing the oil slide?

Aug 5, 2008
Oil is at $118 a barrel and falling, and might keep falling. So, what's going on? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports increased output and lowered U.S. demand has helped lower cost, but there's more to it.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC