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The mining company BHP Billiton dropped its hostile bid today for rival Rio Tinto -- good news to steel companies opposed to the move. Scott Jagow talks to economist Bob McKee in London on why the merger didn't go through.
Book sellers are seeing sales drops across the board, and it's not just because of the economy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports how discounters are pilfering bookstores' customer base by offering popular titles.
In the debate on wage growth, Democrats say poor and middle-class incomes are down, and Republicans say they're up. Who's right? Economist and commentator Justin Wolfers breaks down the data and says they both are.
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce report being released today wants to accentuate that things are worse in union states. Dan Grech reports this pre-empts an Obama administration that's likely to be sympathetic to unions.
BHP is blaming the global financial crisis and regulatory worries for not going through with its original multibillion-dollar bid for Rio Tinto. Kyle James reports why steelmakers are breathing a sigh of relief.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 25, 2008