Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 22, 2010

Automakers back in the loan biz as GM makes pitch for AmeriCredit

General Motors' bid to acquire auto financing firm AmeriCredit for $3.5 billion points to a resurgence by automakers to become loan originators for their customers
Posted In: Auto

Sport is currency in Galileo sports hedge fund

Tony Woodhams, CEO of the sports hedge fund Centaur Group, talks about the recently created Galileo hedge fund, which analyzes sports probability and statistics in the same way investors bet on the financial markets.
Posted In: Investing

In Memphis, rift between Wall Street and Main Street widens

Marketplace's Wall Street reporter Jeremy Hobson escaped Manhattan this week for a series on how the rest of the country is dealing with the recession. He joins us from Memphis, Tenn., to talk about how joblessness and foreclosures are affecting the region.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Unintended Consequences: Financial Overhaul Rule Stifles Bond Market

Ford withdraws bond issue because of credit-rating requirements of new financial reform bill
Posted In: Auto, Investing

Baidu still beats Google in China's search war

Chinese Internet search giant Baidu reported quarterly profits that more than doubled, thanks in part to the engine's ability to gobble up Google's market share.
Posted In: Internet

Oil companies invest in quick response to deep-sea blowouts

Learning from the BP spill, Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips are committing a quarter of a billion dollars each to construct a rapid response unit that could quickly move in place to collect leaking oil.
Posted In: Oil

For med students, financial lessons learned outside the lab

Managing the finances of a practice isn't a common class in med school, but there are still ways to learn. Gregory Warner visited a student-run clinic in Philadelphia.
Posted In: Education, Health

Opportunity resurges in Chrysler's loan business

Last year, the Obama administration said Chrysler wouldn't survive without a bailout of cash. Now, Chrysler Financial is starting to make money on loan payments.
Posted In: Auto

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