Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 02, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 02, 2008

Banks ignore some community colleges

Banks are reportedly passing over some community colleges loans, making it difficult for those students to pay. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports why these banks may be shooting themselves in the foot.
Posted In: Education, Investing

Affordable solar panels to come

Solar power is often left out of the renewable energy equation because of its high cost. But as production catches up, the industry is bracing for a glut. Sam Eaton reports the price of solar panels may drop as much as 40 percent.

A taste of Kentucky wine

Kentucky isn't known for its wine, but the state is touting more and more vintners as small farmers turn away from tobacco. Gabe Bullard has more on how in a few years, vineyards in Kentucky are expected to grow.

Higher prices for smaller cars?

It might seem strange, but a quick online search for cars will reveal that an SUV is less expensive these days than an economy car. Scott Jagow talks to USA Today travel columnist Bill McGee about the rising price of smaller cars.
Posted In: Auto, Travel

An 'Africa 101' for U.S. businesses

Some prominent African-Americans and representatives from major U.S. companies have journeyed to Africa for a summit to help lift the world's poorest continent. Gretchen Wilson reports on the meeting's educational benefits.

London races New York to Beijing

The British government has been advising the Chinese on how to set up a private equity industry. London is seeking to pull ahead of New York in forging closer financial ties with Beijing. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing

Preventing children's hospital mistakes

A study out this morning spells out the cost of medical mistakes at children's hospitals. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports why doctors have a stronger incentive now to take care of preventable "adverse events."
Posted In: Health

Putting a price on carbon

Today the Senate starts debating the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, which aims to reduce carbon emissions almost 70 percent by 2050. But how much is this going to cost Americans? Sarah Gardner reports.

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