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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Jun 4, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Segments From this episode

Keep complaining about the economy

Jun 4, 2008
We may not be in an official recession, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't demand better from our economy. Commentator Will Wilkinson says we should expect more from America and its reputation for progress.

It's still the Dollar Menu

Jun 4, 2008
The price of beef and buns keeps rising, but McDonald's wants to keep items like the double cheeseburger on the Dollar Menu. Dan Grech reports franchisees will absorb costs -- and they may not be happy about it.

Senate takes on car roof safety

Jun 4, 2008
The federal standards for a car roof require it to support one and a half times the weight of the vehicle, and some want that number more than doubled. Jeremy Hobson reports whether this will improve safety.

The U.K. pushing wind power

Jun 4, 2008
The British government wants to increase the amount of wind power generated offshore, with a plan is to generate enough electricity to supply all British households by 2020. Renita Jablonski talks to Stephen Beard in London.

People like good TV ads

Jun 4, 2008
An award ceremony held last night honored the best TV ads of the year. But are TV ads still relevant? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that people aren't against watching TV ads -- they're against watching bad TV ads.

A broker faces the credit crunch

Jun 4, 2008
Wall Street may have helped get us into the credit crunch, but many of its employees are paying the price. In this installment of our continuing series, we see how the crunch affected one mortgage-backed securities broker.

United clips wings to fly better

Jun 4, 2008
In its latest move to beat rising fuel prices, United says it will fire about 1,500 employees and ground its entire fleet of Boeing B737's. Nancy Marshall Genzer tells us who might get hit hard as a result.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC