Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 21, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 21, 2008

Yahoo adds Icahn to board

Activist investor Carl Icahn is the newest member of Yahoo's board. Though a proxy showdown for control of the company seems to be averted, Icahn still has big plans for Yahoo. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Internet

China limits cars to clear the air

Beijing has put drastic measures into effect to decrease pollution in the city for the Olympics. But how effective are the efforts? Lisa Chow reports.
Posted In: Sports

Investing in a politician's future

For politicians, PACs are more than a source of money; they're a way to gain political clout. As a part of our continuing series on PACs, Steve Henn reports.

Iraq courts foreign oil companies

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is looking for outside oil companies to aid in tapping Iraq's oil. Now the foreign firms have to decide if the reward is worth the risk. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Oil

Senate considers oil speculation bill

The Senate is expected to vote on a bill to curb energy market speculation, but Wall Street analysts fear the measure might be too aggressive. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.
Posted In: Oil

Is the Fed still in control?

The Fed has laid out plans to get the economy back on track, but do they still have the clout to get the job done? Host Bob Moon asks Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan who the big economic players really are.
Posted In: Economy

Roche bids for remainder of Genentech

Pharmaceutical giant Roche already owns almost half of U.S.-based Genentech, but now they've bid $48 billion for all-out ownership. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

SEC nixes naked short selling

In an effort to keep stock prices from diving faster than they would otherwise, the SEC is banning naked short selling on certain stocks for the next 30 days. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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