Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 26, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 26, 2009

Why personal income jumped up

Smith, Moore and Company analyst Juli Niemann talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether we should celebrate a jump in personal income.

Congress, Fed work out marital issues

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's meeting on Capitol Hill sounded more like a marital spat than a hearing. But for the Congress-Fed relationship to work, communication is key. Steve Henn reports.

GM plant could boost Mich. township

General Motors is expected to announce that it's selected a Pontiac plant in Orion township, Mich. for the production of a new subcompact car. Jeremy Hobson explores how this will help job preservation and the local economy.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

The business of Michael Jackson

The late Michael Jackson sold more than 61 million albums in the U.S., but died $400 million in debt. Renita Jablonski talks to Mark Sutherland, global editor of Billboard Magazine, about Jackson's business deals and the response from fans in London.
Posted In: Entertainment

Debunking the 'Clippers curse'

Because of a bad record, the LA Clippers got first pick in the NBA Draft. But can superstar rookie Blake Griffin make an impact on the team's history of mismanagement? Nihar Patel has the story.
Posted In: Sports

China's net software could do harm

China will soon require all computers sold in the country -- including U.S.-made hardware -- be equipped with Internet-filtering software. But glitches in the program could put a strain on U.S.-China relations. Mitchell Hartman explains.
Posted In: Science

Dreamliner sales take a nosedive

Australian air carrier Qantas has canceled 15 orders for Boeing's 787. The decision is a devastating one for the airline and could have an impact on the Dreamliner's future. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Climate change bill empowers farmers

A new climate change bill up would pay farmers for practices that keep carbon dioxide in the soil. But some green groups fear putting the Agricultural Department in charge of the program could weaken oversight. Sarah Gardner reports.

Austria fears Bruno's financial backlash

Austria is upset over the negative way it's portrayed in Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie, "Bruno." Some even believe it will prevent future investors from doing business with the country. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

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