Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 4, 2009

Falling jobless claims on the market

What do falling jobless claims tell us about the job picture and its potential for recovery? Steve Chiotakis talks to Doug Foreman, Director of Equities at Highmark Capital in San Francisco.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

Mortgage interest rates hurt refi boom

Mortgage interest rates in the U.S. have charged up over the past couple of weeks, and that's putting a chill on the home refinancing boom. Jeff Tyler reports why investors are worried and what could happen next.
Posted In: Housing

Obama highlights economy in Egypt

President Obama appearance in Egypt this morning highlights some of the economic problems the country faces. Steve Chiotakis explores the issues with Mirette Mabrouk, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.

U.K. slightly more upbeat on economy

Even though the U.K. recession is over, a survey of business confidence is making some feel better about the current state of the economy. But it's not time for Britain to celebrate just yet. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing

Don't like censorship? Stay out of China

Chinese net police have cut off access to sites like Flickr, YouTube and Twitter on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square firings. But some say it's just the cost of doing business in China. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Internet

Just stick with the car you have

Automakers used to rely on drivers buying a new car every three years. But these days, upkeep is king, even for the most hardcore new-car enthusiasts. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Auto

A serious illness away from bankruptcy

A new report out in the American Journal of Medicine says medical bills are involved in 60 percent of personal bankruptcies in the U.S. Many of those people affected are covered by health insurance. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

Recession graffiti will spray it to say it

Some view the recession-oriented graffiti covering public spaces in New York City as defacement of property. Others think it's a great way to get the message out. Sally Herships explores what the graffit are saying.

BPA use will likely be contained

The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting safety concerns surrounding the plastic hardener Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA. The FDA is likely to ban BPA in baby bottles, cups and food containers. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

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