Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 9, 2009

Bankers don't back consumer agency

President Obama is campaigning for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. But the banking industry doesn't think it's necessary. John Dimsdale reports.

Estee Lauder helps you look good online

At select Estee Lauder counters, the cosmetics company is offering a free makeover, along with a service designed to enhance a woman's online images.
Posted In: Retail

Small manufacturers seek credit help

Small manufacturing firms say they can't get credit, so the industry is asking Congress to offer new loan guarantees. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs

A new way to tap into maple syrup

Demand for syrup continues to grow, but there are only so many mature maple trees to tap. So one researcher has developed a better way to get it. Ross Sneyd reports.
Posted In: Food

Britain is world's new financial top dog

A new report says Britain has pulled ahead of the U.S. as the world's most financially-developed country. Stephen Beard reports.

Report: More foreclosure help needed

A Congressional Oversight Panel is warning that the government program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure is falling short. Elizabeth Warren, the panel's chair, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why the program isn't working.
Posted In: Housing

Anti-foreclosure program is not enough

Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about why a Congressional panel wants Congress to beef up rescue efforts to stem foreclosures.
Posted In: Housing

New campaign to promote travel to U.S.

The House has passed a bill to launch a campaign promoting travel to the U.S. Elizabeth Threlkeld reports now the Senate is chiming in.
Posted In: Travel

Lawmakers seek to push credit reform

When Congress passed credit-card reform earlier this year, banks said they needed time to prepare for the changes. But some think they should start following the rules sooner. Tamara Keith reports.

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Burning
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Time To Get Wize
William Orbit
Can't Take That Away
Will Oldham
Gold Lion
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