Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 13, 2009

Not all cars qualify for clunker program

Cash for Clunkers will not take cars made after 1984. L.A. Times reporter Ken Bensinger talks with Bill Radke about how the classic car lobby managed to get that exclusion through Congress.
Posted In: Auto

Diagnosing our economic health

Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management, talks with Steve Chiotakis about July's retail sales and what Germany and France are doing that we aren't.
Posted In: Retail

How French, German economies grew

How are France and Germany experiencing economic growth? Christopher Werth reports.

A shortage of sugar? Oh no!

Big names in the food industry are warning of dire consequences if the U.S. doesn't increase sugar import quotas. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Food

Will German, French bounceback last?

Andrew Hilton, director of the Center for the Study of Financial Innovation, talks with Bill Radke about the surprising economic growth in France and Germany, and whether it's an inventory-led bounce or will last over time.

How Germany, France ended recessions

Reporter Brett Neely talks with Steve Chiotakis about the 0.3% economic growth Germany and France experienced last quarter, which officially ends their recessions, and how both countries managed to bounce back so quickly.
Posted In: Economy

Gov't to vet exec pay at bailed-out firms

U.S. pay czar Kenneth Feinberg will take a close look at executive compensation at companies that have been bailed out by the government. Alisa Roth reports his decisions may change the rules at those companies, and others.

Bill eases how U.S. sues foreign firms

During the housing boom, homebuilders used defective drywall in homes in 23 states. Prosecuting its manufacturer in China has been a jurisdictional nightmare, but a bill may change things. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime

Facebook changes college experience

Facebook is more than just a way to make virtual friends, it's also changed the business of admissions at one college. Asha Richardson reports.
Posted In: Education, Science

Southwest may fly high with Frontier

Bankrupt Frontier Airlines is going up for auction, and the low-cost carrier is likely to be bought by Southwest, which may raise eyebrows across the airline industry. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Auto

Foreclosure problem mounting

New numbers from RealtyTrac show that 360,000 homeowners were at least 30 days behind on their house payments last month. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Housing

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