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Home Depot has been trying to build momentum for when the housing slump finally turns around. But Renita Jablonski reports homeowners aren't making home improvements beyond what's necessary, and that hurts business.
Scientists have identified a new group of air pollutants that can expose a person to 300 times more pollutants than smoking one cigarette. Janet Babin reports what can be done to avoid these toxins.
China now has the most Internet users in the world, and Olympic advertisers are taking advantage with a slew of online ads. But some marketers aren't so sure the aggressive ad campaigns work all the time. Lisa Chow reports.
Since launched 14 years ago, England's National Lottery has poured $7 billion into sports. And Stephen Beard reports the investment is finally paying off at the Olympics through rowing, sailing, cycling and swimming.
Domestic air travel is expected to drop this Labor Day weekend from last year, but international travel is expected to rise slightly. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports this is partly due to logistics -- and business travel.
Keeping dogs and cats is no longer frowned upon in China, and that's fueling a lucrative new industry. Bill Marcus reports why some families are willing to spend thousands on their pets.
A survey out this morning finds that U.S. nameplates are losing ground to foreign luxury brands in customer satisfaction. Dan Grech reports the gap between Japanese and U.S. car brands is widening.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 19, 2008