Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 19, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 19, 2010

For heart surgery, head for the border?

A few medical tourism groups want to bring more American patients to Mexican hospitals for more than cheap prescriptions and dental work. They're promoting top notch care for cheaper price tag than what the patient would get in the U.S.
Posted In: Health, Mexico

High rise in venture capitalism

Steve Chiotakis talks to Jessica Canning of Dow Jones VentureSource about a survey by VentureSource that showed a big jump in investing by venture capitals between April and July, and what that means for the economy.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Globalist Quiz: African economic growth

Which group of African countries grew the most in terms of its economy last year: A. The oil exporters like Nigeria, B. The fragile states like Congo, C. The middle-income countries like South Africa, or D. Low-income countries like Zambia and Uganda? The answer from's Stephan Richter.

Obama calls for unemployment benefit extension

President Obama called on senators to approve extended unemployment benefits for 2.5 million Americans.
Posted In: Jobs

$1B cocoa bean purchase pushes price up to 33-year high

British investor Anthony Ward has purchased $1 billion worth of cocoa beans. This could have an bitter effect on the price of chocolate bars.
Posted In: Food, Wall Street

Ad campaign softens image of climate scientists

To help ease the tension of the recent "ClimateGate" investigation, a new ad campaign is trying to soften the image of climate scientists.

Report: Government made car dealerships close too fast

A new report on the financial bailout program says the government pressured car companies to close too many dealerships too fast, which may have had a detrimental effect on the economy.
Posted In: Auto

Passenger plane sales could fly higher this year

At this year's Farnborough Air Show, the aircraft industry is showing a little more confidence.
Posted In: Airlines

JP Morgan threatens to leave U.K. over bank tax

Responding to the U.K. bank tax, JP Morgan could scrap plans for a new $2 billion headquarters in London.
Posted In: Banks

BP regroups as well begins seeping oil

The capped BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is seeping oil, and oil giant and U.S. government are at odds about what to do next.
Posted In: Oil

Lobbyists prepare for new financial reform landscape

It may take some time before we really know the effects of the financial reform bill. But whatever changes may come, lobbyists will be ready.
Posted In: Banks

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