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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 25, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 25, 2009

Airbus, Boeing to bid on air tankers

The Pentagon is unveiling bidding rules for a $35 billion contract to build 179 air tankers. Airbus and Boeing are the only firms competing, and Boeing is fearful of the consequences should Airbus win. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Airlines

The real cost of a 'free' Ford Fiesta

Ford is promoting its new Fiesta subcompact by letting 100 "agents" drive the car for free for six months. All they have to do is blog, tweet and post about the car -- and let Ford follow them around. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Entrepreneurs optimistic on Inc list

This week, Inc magazine is celebrating entrepreneurial companies that have continued to expand in spite of the recession. After all, 75 percent of new U.S. jobs are created by small businesses. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

G-20 agrees on changes for IMF

G-20 leaders have agreed on a voting power shift for the International Monetary Fund. The U.S. has been pushing for this change, but an aspect of the plan is causing a rift with European leaders. Stephen Beard reports.

Congress takes on financial reform

Congress still has work to do if it wants to prevent another financial meltdown. Steve Chiotakis talks to Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about what bills are on the table, what's likely to pass and what should be on the radar.

Americans roll dice on heating oil

As winter approaches and the price of crude continues to be unpredictable, millions of Americans are wondering if they should commit on their home heating oil at today's price with a pre-buy contract. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Oil

G-20 leaders push for bank regulations

On the second day of the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, leaders are pushing for new bank regulations in the next three years. The rules still need to be written, but leaders have agreed on broad principles. Bill Radke talks to Tamara Keith.

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Somewhere Only We Know (Live at the Cherrytree House)
Keane
Everything Counts
Depeche Mode
Picture of Success
Alicia Bridges
Valley Winter Song
Fountains Of Wayne
The Devil, You & Me
The Notwist