Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 19, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 19, 2009

A caveat for age discrimination cases

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court said a worker has to prove that age was the key factor in an age discrimination case. Bill Radke talks to Paul Secunda, a law professor at Marquette University, about what this means for older workers.
Posted In: Jobs

'Cash for clunkers' too expensive?

A center point in the debate for the "cash for clunkers" program has been the $1 billion price tag. Beyond the hotly-contested cost, the bill wouldn't just give cash to anyone with a junker. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Auto

Rate of economic plunge is slowing

Steve Chiotakis gets a read of today's markets with Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore and Company in St. Louis.
Posted In: Wall Street

Two sides of the budget deficit debate

In a recession this deep, how much should we be worrying about the budget deficit right now? Commentators Will Wilkinson and Matt Yglesias have different takes on the issue.

Go to a national park, it's free!

To celebrate the first official weekend of summer, why not visit your closest national park? Admission to U.S. national parks will be free this weekend and two more weekends this summer. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Health, Travel

Where U.S. borrowing could tailspin

The U.S. has had to do a lot of borrowing to pay for its programs, and IOUs are stacking up. But so much government borrowing is pushing interest rates up higher. Bob Moon explores where borrowing and lending could become unbalanced.
Posted In: Investing

E.U. drafts new regulatory system

E.U. leaders are backing a draft for a new regulatory system which includes a systemic risk board to spot credit problems. The draft also includes an upbeat note on financial recovery. Stephen Beard reports.

Summer box office isn't booming

Hopes were high for this summer's box office season, but ticket sales are down so far compared to last year. But some say to wait until the season ends to get the big picture. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

People are going to museums again

Attendance is up at museums nationwide, thanks to cheap-to-free admission when budgets are ever tightening. Curt Nickisch visits museums in Boston to find out what they're doing to get people walking through the door.

iPhone moving in on business world

The new iPhone 3G S has implemented a few changes that Apple is hoping will help the smartphone compete with the Blackberry in the business world -- especially as consumers are cutting back. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Science

Stanford taken in on Ponzi allegations

A grand jury in Houston unseals an indictment today for Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, who surrendered to the FBI yesterday. The SEC accused Stanford of running an $8 billion Ponzi scheme through his bank in Antigua. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing

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