Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 28, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 28, 2010

How will Byrd's passing affect reform?

Senator Robert Byrd, 92, has died. The longest-serving member of Congress, Byrd represented West Virginia. And his passing may have an impact on financial reform as the Senate prepares for a close vote.

Reforms won't solve financial problems

Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the proposed financial regulations will stand the test of time.
Posted In: Economy

Obama gets serious on tackling debt

At the G-20 summit in Canada over the weekend, leaders of the world's wealthiest nations pledged to cut their deficits in half by 2013 without stunting economic growth. With the White House projecting a $1.5 trillion deficit this year, President Obama says he's serious about tackling the nation's debt problem.
Posted In: Economy

Farm workers say: 'Take Our Jobs'

Farm workers are tired of hearing that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. Now one group is turning the tables and offering to put Americans to work in the agricultural industry. Jeff Tyler reports on the "Take Our Jobs" campaign.
Posted In: Agriculture, Immigration, Jobs

Price for refined sugar hits sweet spot

Last year's sugar-cane crops were much weaker than expected worldwide, which sent prices climbing. And last week the price for refined, white sugar reached a 22-year high. Why? Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Clean-techs get cold feet going public

Electric automaker Tesla Motors will soon become the first carmaker since Ford to go public. The firm is one of a first crop of clean-tech companies that are trying to go public. But a bunch of clean-tech start-ups have canceled at the last minute. Why? Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Auto

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Lovers Who Uncover
The Little Ones
Black & Gold (Marcussen Album Version)
Sam Sparro
Obstacle 1
Interpol

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