Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 6, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 6, 2009

A look at July's retail sales

Paul Nolte, director of investments with Hindsdale Associates, talks with Bill Radke about the outlook for retail sales in July and if August will be any better.
Posted In: Retail

Economics on climate change's side

A Senate hearing will attempt to shift Washington's attention back to climate change. A new report says reducing greenhouse gases would have a modest impact on the economy. Sam Eaton reports.

Britain pumps more cash into economy

The Bank of England has already injected over $200 billion into the U.K.'s economy. Now it's decided to increase that program by adding nearly $85 billion more. Is it worth it? Christopher Werth reports.

Effects of Twitter's shutdown

Hackers attacked Twitter this morning and forced it to shut down. Tim Bahairn, principal analyst at Creative Strategies, talks with Bill Radke about how this affected Tweeters.
Posted In: Science

Judge halts B of A-SEC settlement

Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about why a judge in New York is refusing to let a settlement go forward between Bank of America and the SEC.

Gov't mulls changes to Fannie, Freddie

Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Steve Chiotakis about some of the proposed changes that the White House is mulling for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Posted In: Housing

S. Korean strike comes to dramatic end

Marketplace's Scott Tong talks with Bill Radke about the dramatic, two-month long strike at a South Korean automaker and what it says about the larger auto industry.
Posted In: Auto

Is the stimulus actually working?

President Obama's top economic adviser is expected to give an update of the Recovery Act passed by Congress earlier this year. Tamara Keith reports.

L.A. parks program helps kids, economy

State programs are being cut all across California, but one L.A. program is actually expanding. Summer Night Lights keeps parks open until midnight in some of the city's toughest neighborhoods. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity

Benefits, pitfalls of 'Cash for Clunkers'

The Senate is likely to vote on adding $2 billion to the Cash for Clunkers program. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell talks with Steve Chiotakis about the pitfalls to the program, and who will get a boost from it.
Posted In: Auto

News Corp. news sites to charge fees

Rupert Murdoch's media company News Corporation is reporting a profit slide of 30 percent from a year ago. So, a subscription fee is coming to all of his news Web sites. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Argentine soccer put on hold

Argentine soccer fans are passionate about their sport, so for the game to be put on hold for financial reasons is a big blow to society. But Argentine soccer clubs owe $80 million in back taxes and $8 million more in salaries. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Sports

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Football [Explicit]
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Caleidoscopic Gaze
Roxxanne (Album Version (Edited)) [Clean]
The Knux

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