Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 17, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 17, 2009

Nano still not micro-priced for Indians

Today, Indian motor giant Tata delivers its infamous Nano, the $2,000 mini-car touting four speeds, four doors and no air conditioning or radio. But the vehicle's cost is still out of range for many Indians. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Jolly numbers from the banks

Bank of America and Citigroup announced this morning they've done extremely well in the second quarter. Steve Chiotakis talks about the recent booming bank numbers with analyst Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Bank earnings point to better economy

This week, many large companies reported earnings for last quarter, and everyone's looking for signs that the economy is emerging from recession. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores how close we are with economist David Wyss.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Latest Harry Potter a hot ticket

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince grossed over $100 million on its opening day Wednesday. That's more than any of the previous films. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks that and other box office features with editor Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

BA needs nearly $1 billion to survive

British Airways lost $650 million last year, and it revealed today it's lost another $160 million in the first quarter. The carrier is also facing the additional threat of strike action this summer. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Celebrating 10 years of SpongeBob

Nickolodeon's SpongeBob Squarepants turns 10 today, and the animated superstar can thank kids and adults alike for his success in the real world. Rico Gagliano reports how the show's content is able to resonate with all age groups.
Posted In: Entertainment

Can B of A earn its way out of trouble?

Bank of America has benefited from its controversial buyout of Merrill Lynch. But regulators won't let the bank pay back their borrowed TARP funds anytime soon. Amy Scott explores why.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Auto plant closing could hurt Fremont

The town of Fremont is home to the only auto manufacturing plant in the entire state of California, and it may soon be closing its doors. Rachel Dornhelm talks to town residents about what the facility means to them.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Earnings show tech sector struggling

IBM and Google reported earnings yesterday, and both companies are up over last quarter. But the tech sector is still suffering. Mitchell Hartman explores some of the low points in this week's technology earnings.
Posted In: Investing, Science, Wall Street

Shaken Jakartans press on with work

The bombs that went off at two hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia this morning killed at least 8 people and shook local confidence. Steve Chiotakis talks to reporter John Aglionby with The Financial Times about how area businesses have been affected.
Posted In: Crime

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Walking On The Moon (2003 Stereo Remastered Version)
The Police
Blinking Lights (For You) [Explicit]
Space Oddity (1999 Digital Remaster)
David Bowie

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