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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 30, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 30, 2010

Court to decide who owns L.A. Dodgers

Scott A. Altman, law professor at the USC Gould School of Law, talks with Steve Chiotakis about how the divorce of the L.A. Dodgers owners may impact the team.
Posted In: Sports

States report increased tax revenues

New data from researchers shows the beginning of a turnaround in state tax revenue. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about why there is an increase in tax revenues.
Posted In: Taxes

A look at mergers, personal spending

Julia Coronado, senior economist at BNP Paribas, talks with Bill Radke about what makes a good merger or acquisition.

Changing tax code to spur job creation?

Despite trillions of dollars in government stimulus and lower interest rates the economy is only in a tepid recovery. Is it time for something new? Could changing the tax code spark some job creation? John Dimsdale reports from Washington.
Posted In: Taxes

Half of world's top global cities Asian

Foreign Policy Magazine contributing editor Christina Larson talks with Steve Chiotakis about her magazine's latest issue, which ranks the 65 biggest global cities. Three are in the U.S., five in Asia.

China, Japan in spat over resources

China is publicly criticizing Japanese companies for not paying their Chinese workers enough. Rob Schmitz reports things are getting testy.

Drug giant bids $18b for Genzyme

French pharmaceutical drug giant Sanofi-Aventis says it wants to buy the U.S. drug company Genzyme for more than $18 billion. The French are turning up the pressure for the deal, after the Americans rejected a smaller offer earlier this summer. Kyle James reports from Berlin.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

New Orleans family keeps on cookin'

Five years ago, every restaurant in New Orleans was closed because the city was full of water after Hurricane Katrina over-topped the levees. But New Orleans' food culture has rebounded strongly since the storm. Eve Troeh met a family who found an unlikely way to keep their cooking alive.
Posted In: Food

What can Obama do about economy?

President Obama will be back at work this week, after taking 10 days off in Martha's Vineyard. A lot of bad news came out while he was away. But the president's economic options seem to be limited. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Mergers: Intel to buy Infineon unit

U.S. chip maker Intel is buying a division of the German chip maker Infineon to bolster its wireless technology business in a deal worth $1.4 billion. That makes August a big month in mergers and acquisitions. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks the details with Bill Radke.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions