Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 27, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 27, 2010

Impact of undocumented on local biz

Federal immigration reform is probably dead for now thanks to election-year politics. Meanwhile, state and local governments have been taking matters into their own hands, passing laws to crack down on undocumented immigrants. Which in turn impacts local businesses, as Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Southwest to expand with AirTran buy

Southwest Airlines said it's buying AirTran for $1.4 billion. That move expands Southwest's reach to more than 100 markets, and gives them a hub at the world's busiest airport -- Atlanta. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about why this move is a big deal.
Posted In: Airlines

A look at Commonwealth conditions

After weeks of horror stories about filthy living quarters and unfinished bathrooms, it turns out the accommodations at India's Commonwealth Games might not be so bad after all.

More sustainable: Digital, print media?

Newspapers have had a tough go of it. According to a new survey, only about a quarter of Americans read a daily newspaper made of paper. Nearly half say they got their news digitally. The decline of the daily is good for the environment, right? Fewer newspapers equal fewer dead trees. Adriene Hill reports it's not quite that easy.

U.K. frets over biscuit brand takeover

The U.K. could be on the receiving end of a foreign takeover bid. The Chinese are reported to be stalking one of Britain's biggest food companies, United Biscuits, and it's causing a flurry of concern. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

China slowing flow of goods to Japan?

Shipping companies in Asia say China has tightened the flow of goods from its ports to Japan. Rob Schmitz reports.

What's next for Schwarzenegger?

As political races heat up around the country, a number of incumbents are getting set to finish their terms come January. One of them is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. With his recent appearance in "The Expendables," is a return to Hollywood in the cards? April Dembosky reports.

Local labs get priority in Gulf spill study

Months ago British oil company BP promised $500 million for scientists to study the oil spill's impact -- no strings attached. Now there are some. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Oil

Obama to sign bill to help small biz

President Obama will sign a small business tax incentive bill designed to create new jobs. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about what's included in the bill and whether individual workers will see any new benefits because of it.
Posted In: Small Business

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