Aug 4, 2008
Marketplace for Monday, August 4, 2008
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When the Fed gets together to discuss interest rates on Tuesday, inflation and the high prices consumers are seeing will be at the top of the agenda. Bob Moon reports.
Stiff foreign competition is reportedly driving two domestic rivals to consider a big partnership. Ford and GM may be teaming up to develop new engines. Alisa Roth reports.
The down economy has consumers turning to fast food to cut costs, but rising commodity prices mean places with Dollar Menus like McDonald's may have to consider some inflation of their own. Rico Gagliano reports.
Social networks like MySpace offer marketers the ability to target messages precisely, but many are still leery of the unpredictable content their ads will be seen alongside. Mitchell Hartman reports.
The Olympics have moved the spotlight to China and the marketers from the West are following quick behind. But how best to present your product to a vastly different culture? Scott Tong reports.
While you're waiting for a flight, you and your wallet are a captive audience for retail shops. Commentator Moira Manion explains how working in the airport can give an employee's conscience a workout.
The Internet has transformed bargain hunting as we know it, but it's also changed the way thieves unload stolen goods, making fencing hot items easier than ever before. Renita Jablonski reports.