Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 28, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 28, 2009

Don't tamper with my conker

A scandal in the British game of Conkers has disrupted the World Conker Championships, a charitable tournament. See the video here and find out what some will do to achieve conk-quest.

Thai AIDS trial may help fund research

Researchers are meeting in New York this week to see what may come of a possible new AIDS vaccine. Though a public health benefit may be years away, the recent breakthrough in Thailand is encouraging for research investment. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Health

A new class of 'Ugly Indian' travelers

Tourists from the U.S. carry a bad rap for being the loud, obnoxious, "Ugly American." But as more Indians can afford to travel abroad, they're developing their own tourist notoriety. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.
Posted In: Travel

Zoellick: Central bankers not cutting it

World Bank President Robert Zoellick says central bankers around the globe haven't addressed risks when it comes to regulating the economy. He'll talk financial reform control in a speech today at Johns Hopkins University. Jennifer Collins reports.

Chamber head in climate bill conflict

Environmentalists and others are concerned over whether the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can be an unbiased party on a big climate change debate because of his affiliation with Union Pacific. Steve Henn reports.

Solvay purchase good for Abbott

Abbot Laboratories will pay almost $7 billion for the pharmaceutical unit of Belgian company Solvay, a move which will help Abbot diversify its products. Alisa Roth explores this and other big pharma mergers going on lately.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

German voters on side of Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won another term in German Parliament, and voters also gave her party a stronger foothold. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace European Correspondent Stephen Beard.

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None Shall Pass
Aesop Rock
Manhattan Skyline
Kings Of Convenience