Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 24, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 24, 2009

Regulators disagree on financial fix

Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, SEC Chair Sheila Bair and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are testifying before Congress today on how to fix the financial services industry. And they do not agree. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

Expectations rise with the market

Some stocks have been doing better lately and expectations have gone up to reflect the mood. Steve Chiotakis talks to Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Some tech stocks better than others

The Nasdaq gained more than 2 percent today in its 12th straight advance. But not all tech companies are ascending. Bill Radke talks to Laura Didio from Information Technology intelligence Corp about the health of the tech sector.
Posted In: Investing, Science, Wall Street

Creating incentive for school reform

The White House is expected to announce compeition for more than $4 billion in grants. But the money will only go to states that have taken clear steps toward reforming the education system. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Education

U.K. GDP decline worse than expected

Though the U.K. economy didn't shrink this quarter as badly as it did the first, it's still doing worse than analysts expected. Lack of credit and consumer confidence are two reasons pinpointed for the malaise. Stephen Beard reports.

Hospitals' EMR switch still has kinks

President Obama has encouraged the transition from paper to electronic medical records in hospitals, but the transition still has some way to go. Today one hospital in Milwaukee is working its way through a digital transition. Erin Toner reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

Congress may stop some start-up funds

Congress is debating whether to allow government money to flow into firms backed by venture capitalists. Some argue start-ups can't make it without VC money, but that shouldn't cut them off from government funds. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Minimum wage hike not huge help

Employers aren't thrilled about the additional costs that will come with paying workers a higher minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Jeff Tyler also reports the purchasing power of the minimum wage isn't what it used to be.
Posted In: Jobs

Is Obama winning health care debate?

President Obama has been trying to get Congress and public opinion on his side about health care reform. Is he succeeding? Steve Chiotakis checks in with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Posted In: Health

AP figuring out tracking stories online

The Associated Press wants to make sure it's getting paid for its stories online, so the media outlet is creating a registry to see who's clicking. Alisa Roth explains how the proposed system will work.
Posted In: Internet

Regulators don't want to give up power

The White House wants to give top authority to the Federal Reserve, which would mean other regulators would have to give up high positions. John Dimsdale explores the regulators' contention to relinquishing power.

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