Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 11, 2009

What we learn from Treasury auctions

What can the latest Treasury note auctions tell us about interest rates? Steve Chiotakis asks Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia.
Posted In: Wall Street

Chocolate bunny hops into court

The European Court of Justice delivered a verdict on a trademark case involving a rabbit-shaped chocolate. Bill Radke talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard, who explains why the court may have fudged the issue.
Posted In: Crime, Food

Privatized meters don't make sense

Many in Chicago criticize Mayor Richard Daley's deal to privatize the parking meters, a move that's made parking an expensive burden. Adriene Hill explores whether privatizing public services has any noticeable financial benefits.

Nuclear costs too big for small utilities

Are you in the market for a nuclear reactor? If so, you'll need about $10 billion to get started. Besides the environmental concerns, the cost of nuclear energy is also a problem. Sam Eaton looks into why it's so expensive.

Foreclosures based on joblessness

Foreclosure filings dropped from April to May, but rates are rising in states like Idaho, Oregon and Utah. Most of the new foreclosures seemed to be based around unemployment. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing

Why NASCAR needs Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick is reportedly negotiating a switch of her driving allegiance to NASCAR. And with declining ratings and attendance, NASCAR could use a little of Patrick's star power. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Sports

Is the recession really getting weaker?

The Fed's Beige Book findings out yesterday suggested the recession was loosening. Are we closer to recovery now? Steve Chiotakis explores whether the job market is stabilizing with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

Lewis testifies on Merrill Lynch deal

B of A head Kenneth Lewis testified before a congressional panel today on the bank's deal with Merrill Lynch. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about whether he insinuated that he was pressured by the government.
Posted In: Investing