Jul 15, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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Banks slimming down to offset losses

Jul 15, 2008
Merrill Lynch is just one of the banks reporting results soon and expectations aren't good. Merrill and others are reportedly looking at selling off assets to balance things out. Amy Scott reports.

An unexpected pain of global warming

Jul 15, 2008
A new study suggests that global warming could increase the incidence of kidney stones, causing physical pain for some and economic pain for the rest of us. Janet Babin reports.

Bronx divided on new Yankee Stadium

Jul 15, 2008
A new billion-dollar Yankee Stadium is going up across the street from the old one in the Bronx, but some are worried the neighborhood will end up striking out on the deal. Sally Herships reports.

Earnings look fabulous for Burberry

Jul 15, 2008
So far, the credit crunch doesn't seem to have trickled down to demand for luxury goods and that news that has the British fashion group Burberry and its investors smiling. Stephen Beard reports.

Waiting for the right time to buy

Jul 15, 2008
The mortgage industry may have dodged a bullet, but choosing the right time to buy a home still seems like a guessing game. Commentator Lyn Millner says her attempts have brought nothing but more confusion.

Dockworkers wait for new contract

Jul 15, 2008
Dockworkers and shipping companies are hard at work replacing their expired contract. Both sides are eager to avoid another shutdown, which could cost the industry billions. Jeff Tyler reports.

Markets not sold on rescue plan

Jul 15, 2008
Despite the government's best efforts to bolster Fannie Mae and Fredie Mac, some investors aren't convinced. Host Scott Jagow asks investor Jim Rogers what the markets are looking for from Fannie and Freddie.

FAA desperate for air traffic controllers

Jul 15, 2008
With numbers of flyers at an all-time high and many veteran controllers preparing to retire, the FAA is making its pitch for more air traffic controllers anywhere young people will listen. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Sagging dollar boosts oil prices

Jul 15, 2008
Economic fears have driven the dollar to a new low against the euro and a weak dollar makes everything we buy from overseas more expensive, including oil. Steve Henn reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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