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Aug 18, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Legal system fights against wage theft

Aug 18, 2009
A recent study shows that more than half of the country's 100,000 or so day-laborers were not paid for work they did in the last two months. Jeff Tyler reports what the legal system is doing to protect these workers.

3 accused in big credit card fraud case

Aug 18, 2009
The Justice Department has accused three men of stealing account information for more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers. Alisa Roth reports.

Economy's a big factor in Japan election

Aug 18, 2009
Poll numbers indicate that Japan's ruling party is on the verge of losing power after five decades on control. Economic anxiety may be one of the reasons why. Scott Tong reports.

European reaction to identity theft case

Aug 18, 2009
European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Bill Radke about how the identity theft case U.S. prosecutors brought against three men might affect victims in Europe.

Credit card fraud case a wake-up call

Aug 18, 2009
Ivan Zatkovich, principal consultant for the security firm E-Comp Consultants, talks with Bill Radke about why banks can't stop credit card fraud, and what the odds are that it will continue to happen.

What's bringing wholesale prices down

Aug 18, 2009
Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Company, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why there is a dip in wholesale prices, and why it's surprising that consumers are not spending more.

Ford driving up operations in India

Aug 18, 2009
Ford's sales are sluggish at home, so the automaker is ramping up its operations abroad in countries like India. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

No improvement in home improvement

Aug 18, 2009
Home Depot will come out with its second-quarter earnings. Rival Lowes already reported its second-quarter earnings, which fell nearly 20% from a year ago. Mitchell Hartman reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC