Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 24, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 24, 2009

Impact of P&G selling off its drug unit

Retail analyst Marshall Cohen talks with Bill Radke about why Procter & Gamble has sold its prescription drug unit to Irish drug company Warner Chilcott. And health care strategist Les Funtleyder weighs in on what the deal means for the future of the drug industry.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

A preview of consumer confidence data

Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management, talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the Procter & Gamble-Warner Chilcott deal suggests there is healing in the credit markets, and if shoppers are feeling more spend-happy.
Posted In: Economy

Social Security checks may get smaller

Reporter Steve Henn talks with Bill Radke about why millions of seniors may see their Social Security payments shrink next year.
Posted In: Health

Signs of a U.S. boycott in Scotland?

European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Bill Radke about the release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of bombing a Pan Am flight over Scotland in 1988, and whether the Scots are worried about an American boycott.
Posted In: Crime

Clunker dealers dash for deal approvals

Cash for Clunkers has been a boon to manufacturers, autoworkers and dealers. But as the program ends, some dealers worry they may not be able to get their deals approved by the deadline. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Auto

FDIC hesitant about private equity

Private-equity firms are among the possible buyers of the nearly 80 banks that have failed this year. But the FDIC is reluctant to let them in on the action. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

Swine flu prevention may cost schools

As the school year begins, some are wondering how schools will deal with H1N1. Joel Rose reports swine flu could put a lot of pressure on school budgets that are already stretched.
Posted In: Education, Health

A market for the Maserati in Wisconsin

A luxury car dealership in Wisconsin is attracting some consumers with money to spend because of its sexy cars, including the Maserati GranTurismo S. Erin Toner reports.
Posted In: Auto

Sony markets to fathers with 'DigiDads'

Sony has launched a new marketing site targeted to dads who read parenting blogs. The corporation is loaning daddy bloggers products to use in projects and then blog about their experience. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Science

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Regret
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