Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 31, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 31, 2009

Disney, Marvel form new league

Disney is paying a healthy $4 billion for Marvel Entertainment. Where will Disney see payback? Bill Radke marvels at the deal with marketing professor Ken Wilbur, who explains why this could indicate a change-up in Disney's strategy.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Markets respond to Disney-Marvel deal

How does the Disney-Marvel deal affect Wall Street? Steve Chiotakis talks to Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research in New York.
Posted In: Wall Street

Olmert fraud charges could mean jail

An U.S. businessman is at the center of a corruption scandal that could land former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in jail. It's the first time in Israel's history a prime minister has faced criminal charges. Daniel Estrin reports.
Posted In: Crime

No big change yet for China's Hummer

General Motors is in final negotiations to sell the Hummer brand to a heavy equipment maker in Southwest China. But operations aren't set to change much yet -- the vehicles will still be made in the U.S. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Auto

Business will rely on climate prediction

Hundreds of scientists, policymakers and corporate leaders are meeting this week in Geneva to connect the dots between climate predictions and what businesses can do about them. Sam Eaton reports.

Lehman's Europe wing demands $100B

It's been almost a year since Lehman Brothers went bust, and liquidators for the British arm of the fallen firm feel European creditors are owed more than $100 billion. Stephen Beard sorts through the details.

Denny's in suit over salt disclosure

When it comes to salt content, Denny's restaurant can put McDonald's to shame. And the lack of warning to customers is in poor taste with health advocates. Corbb O'Connor explains why the food there is so salty.
Posted In: Food, Health

Hot seats a slow sell for U.S. Open

The best seats at the U.S. Open are usually snapped up quickly by big corporate sponsors looking to entertain clients. But companies are being encouraged to slice those luxuries from their budgets. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Sports

Fed profits from emergency lending

The Federal Reserve may still be on the hook for billions of dollars in aid used to stabilize the U.S. financial system. But on some of those investments the Fed might be making out quite well. Sam Eaton reports.

Japan votes for economic change

The Democratic Party of Japan gained a new majority in Japan's parliament in yesterday's general elections. Steve Chiotakis talks to Scott Tong about how the new leadership will affect the economy.

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Stay Out Of Trouble
Kings Of Convenience
Darkness (2003 Stereo Remastered Version)
The Police
Supreme Beings of Leisure
Don't You Evah (Matthew Dear Mix)
Dirty Blonde (Album Version)
The Bad Plus
B For My Name
The Beastie Boys
Ghetto Rock [Explicit]
Mos Def