Segments From this episode
A trade delegation from Texas will be in Cuba for seven days visiting and talking about food. Dan Grech reports the trip isn't about politics, though it could help foster a positive trading relationship.
Barbie is taking major doll rivals Bratz to court on claims that the Bratz's creator was working for Mattel when he drew up the idea. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports no matter who wins, both companies are struggling.
Despite serious fighting, some real estate in west Beirut is becoming even more valuable. Ben Gilbert takes a stroll with a broker through a formerly war-torn neighborhood and assesses the costs.
President Bush has near record-low approval ratings at the moment, but he'll be fundraising in Arizona today with Republican presidential hopeful John McCain. Will this help or hurt his chances? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Starting today, booking a trip with Disney Cruise Lines will cost an extra $8 a day, the latest fuel surcharge in the travel industry. Jeff Tyler reports the hike doesn't necessarily affect cruiser morale.
Arctic states are meeting in Greenland to discuss the possibility of exploring the Arctic Ocean for oil now that global warming has made it more accessible. Stephen Beard reports environmentalists are dismayed.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is giving $600 million to a group of 56 scientists. Jeremy Hobson reports what this could mean for biomedical research in general, which often has to get creative to find funding.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 27, 2008