Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 18, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 18, 2011

Customers balk at Netflix price hikes

John Moe, host of Marketplace Tech Report, explains the reasoning behind last week's bump in Netflix prices, and how their customers are reacting.

Is the ratings agency model broken?

Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, talks about the ratings agency S&P's possible downgrade of U.S. credit, and what ratings agencies mean to modern markets.
Posted In: Banks

Phone hacking scandal reaches the Serious Fraud Office

British politicians are hoping to broaden the investigation into News Corp. over the phone-hacking scandal.
Posted In: Entertainment

Analysts dismiss flawed stress tests

In a series of stress tests conducting in Europe, 82 out of 90 European banks were deemed strong enough to survive another financial crisis. But are the tests asking the right questions?
Posted In: Banks

Richard Cordray new pick for consumer bureau head

President Obama today will not announce Elizabeth Warren to be his nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is expected to get the nomination.

Spain's profitable national lottery goes public

La Loteria is a venerable Spanish institution but it's about to be sold off as the cash-strapped Spanish government seeks to cut its debt.

Talks start over union elections

Unions say the election process to unionize workplaces is too slow. Employers say they're being railroaded.
Posted In: Jobs

Airlines try to market fees as perks

Now that passengers are used to bringing carry-on luggage and packing their own lunches, airlines are finding new ways to get them to spend.
Posted In: Airlines

Blood supply is running low

Blood donation levels in May and June were at the lowest in a dozen years. Donations are usually provided by volunteers, but how much is blood actually worth?
Posted In: Health

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Cannibal Courtship
Dengue Fever
K Is For Kelson
Please Don't Go
Mike Posner

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