Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 29, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 29, 2010

Consumer bureau may ask citizens to be whistleblowers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is starting to get organized, and it may begin to look toward citizens to help it out. It's a crowd-sourcing idea -- with people using online technology to report wrongdoings.
Posted In: Economy, Internet

Fox losing its young viewers

Network television station Fox is usually known for its ability to attract young viewers in the ever-important 18- to 34-year-old range. But having already canceled one show and others in danger, is the network getting old? Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Halliburton and BP's mess will change the way contractors do business

The White House panel investigating the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says British oil giant BP may not be the only one to blame. The panel's chief investigator claims Halliburton didn't clearly inform BP the cement mix it used on the well was unstable.
Posted In: Oil

Housing and the GDP: A fairytale ending?

The gross domestic product reading, or GDP was 2 percent today. That's not quite what analysts were expecting. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

GDP justifies further help from the Fed

Last quarter's GDP numbers came out, and we saw a 2 percent growth. According to Chris Low, this is good growth, but it needs to get better.

GDP is up, but not enough

The nation's economy grew at a 2 percent clip, which is a little less than analysts were expecting. Jill Schlesinger has more.

Halliburton gets heat for failure to test cement used in Gulf oil well

Halliburton admitted it never performed a crucial test of the final cement mixture used on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. A government panel, commissioned by President Obama to investigate the spill, found that Halliburton failed to warn BP that its cement mixture may be unstable.
Posted In: Oil

GM to go public to pay back bailout

American automaker General Motors is expected to go public next month. This all in an effort to repay its government bailout money. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Auto

Who's to blame: Halliburton or BP?

The White House panel investigating the oil spill in the Gulf has found that Halliburton knew the cement they used was unstable. The panel also found that BP failed to test the cement prior to its use. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Oil

Freakonomics Radio: Is football taking sponsorships to the next level?

In Europe, sponsors reign supreme for sporting teams. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner explains the difference in American sports.
Posted In: Sports

Business travelers boost airline profits

During the recession, businesses tightened their wallets, and business travel fell dramatically, hitting the airline industry.
Posted In: Airlines

BP did not test cement after last minute change

More from BP and Halliburton today after U.S. commissions investigation found that Halliburton knew the cement used on the oil well in the Gult was unstable. BP admits they did not test the cement after Halliburton made a last minute change in the mix. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Oil

Halliburton cement could be at fault for Gulf oil spill

A panel appointed by President Obama to investigate the Gulf oil spill found that contractor Halliburton was aware the cement mix used on the well was unstable. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Oil

SF business owners split on homeless issue

Voters in San Francisco are facing a law on the Election Day ballot that could restrict people lying on sidewalks overnight. Business owners in popular areas like Haight Street seem split on the issue. April Dembosky reports.

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All That We Perceive
Thievery Corporation
Venice Queen
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Two Tickets To Paradise (Album Version)
Eddie Money
Disco Science (Original Mix)
Mirwaïs

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