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The dollar is gaining strength in foreign exchange markets, particularly against the euro. Is that a good thing? It depends. John Dimsdale reports how a stronger dollar affects the American economy.
The price of natural gas is down. But it's not just because of lower crude oil prices or word that three states will provide new supplies. Dan Grech reports on an unexpected factor in the availability of the important fuel.
Buying a New York Times at a newsstand Monday will cost an extra quarter, making it $1.50. But with people already pinching pennies and newspaper circulations declining, why raise the price? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
A ruling by a Federal appeals court that open-source software can be protected by copyright is expected to have enormous effect not just for coders, but for the tech world at large. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Sears, JCPenny and other stores are re-branding to appeal to a younger clientele. Sears even sought image advice from MTV. Nancy Farghalli reports that the new looks are ready for back-to-school shoppers.
Full disclosure first: This is not an Olympics story. It's about a soccer team in Germany that made it to the big league, the Bundesliga. But Brett Neely reports that many Germans are not so happy with the team's success.
Marketplace for Friday, August 15, 2008