Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 28, 2011

U.S. Census: Only 16% live in rural America

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau released today shows that rural Americans are growing fewer and older. But Demographer Kenneth Johnson says Americans are still moving to rural areas - they're just older Americans.
Posted In: Housing

Scared of heights? No, your wallet might be

One of the world's tallest structures will soon offer visitors a stroll on its observation deck with your body tethered to the building, 1200 feet high. The catch? $184.

Better jobs number gives hope to U.S. economy, despite debt talk

Fewer people filed for unemployment benefits last week. Could that be a sign that things are turning around? Adolfo Laurenti , deputy chief economist at Mesirow Financial explains.

Explainer: What is the repo market?

Stock markets have up until now seemed less than bothered by the nation's debt-ceiling drama. But the so-called "repo market" on Wall Street shows that confidence is wavering.
Posted In: Banks

Economy of Cyprus in peril

An explosion last week that took out the island's biggest power source and growing concern over Cyprus' exposure to the Greek financial crisis have resulted in a credit downgrade for the country.

Ford announces plans to expand India's Detroit

India is one of the fastest-growing car markets in the world and its drivers want a specific type of car: small, economical, and -- made by Ford?
Posted In: Auto

Report: We're going to be spending even more on health care

Think we're spending a lot now? A study finds that by 2020, half of all health care spending in this country will be done by the government.
Posted In: Health

Murdoch media empire back in the spotlight

James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will appear before a board meeting of British TV's BSkyB -- the first meeting of the board since the News of the World scandal first erupted.

How investors can profit off a default

There are safe bets, and more speculative tactics
Posted In: Investing

No longer in the discussion: Jobs

At one time, Democrats and President Obama talked about ways to stimulate the creation of more jobs in the debt ceiling negotiations. Now the plans of both parties are all about cutting spending.
Posted In: Jobs

Avon's door-to-door model adopted in Uganda

A U.S. organization is turning women in Uganda into entrepreneurs in their rural communities
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Jefferson County close to bankruptcy

If the Alabama county can't settle a $3.2 billion debt, it would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

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Roots Princess Dub
Linval Thompson
Who's Keeping Time (Instrumental)
Omid
Tell Me
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Blinking Lights (For You) [Explicit]
Eels