Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monsanto's cash incentives program under federal investigation

Monsanto is under federal investigation for using cash incentives to persuade distributors to buy the world's top selling herbicide -- Roundup.
Posted In: Law

Amazon threatens California associates over state sales tax

The world's largest Internet retailer has threatened to sever its ties with online associate retailers in response to California's new sales tax.
Posted In: Retail

Econ 201 quiz: Explain Quantitative Easing

Economic consultant Peter Cohan explains the basics of Quantitative Easing, and discusses the program's long-term effects.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

What comes after QE2?

Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank, explains the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program -- and predicts what happens to the U.S. economy now.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

China's high speed rail investment overshadows U.S.

The Obama administration has been pushing for major high speed rail investment. So far, the U.S. has invested $7 billion in the technology. In China, the country has spent $309 billion on building a futuristic bullet train system.
Posted In: Transportation

Tough economy forces states to rethink tourism funding

For years, the state of Washington has lured tourists to the Pacific Northwest with images of snow-capped mountains and Orca whales. But with a state budget fight in store, that marketing has come to an abrupt end.
Posted In: Travel

The Federal Reserve reaches the final hours of QE2

The Federal Reserve ends its $600 billion bond-buying program, known as QE2, today. But will the program be missed?
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

U.S. banks line up for another bailout

The latest GOP plan to jumpstart bank lending may leave taxpayers holding the bag.
Posted In: Banks

The bubbles to look for, thanks to baby boomers

As baby boomers try and sell off their stocks, and their kids go off to college, they may be setting off some big bubbles. Will they bust?
Posted In: Investing

Double the price of that Powerball

In January, the price of a Powerball lottery ticket doubles from $1 to $2. Lottery officials expect higher jackpots and ticket sales.
Posted In: Entertainment

Music from this show

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Tin Flower
RJD2
I Know
The Beta Band
Carry Out (Featuring Justin Timberlake) [feat. Justin Timberlake]
Timbaland
F!RE (Put It In The Air) [Explicit]
The Knux

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