Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 29, 2009

Episode Description 

Rivals close in on Nintendo

Nintendo says its profit dropped 52% last quarter. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

What's driving economic growth?

The Commerce Department reports the economy grew for the first time in a year in the third quarter -- 3.5%. Mark Zandi with Moody's Economy.com talks the details with Stacey Vanek-Smith.

The Internet address goes global

ICANN, the company that acts as the world's clearinghouse for Internet domains, is about to help the Web speak the local language around the world.
Posted In: Internet

House looks to rework financial rules

Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte talks with Bill Radke about a House committee hearing on what it hopes is a financial fix called "systemic regulation."

Auto industry supply chain is shrinking

The companies that make parts for cars are struggling. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Oil giant Shell seeks to trim costs

Shell is reporting a 62% drop in third-quarter profits, and the future might not look much better for the oil giant. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Oil

Software prices tickets for best value

Barry Kahn, co-founder of Qcue, talks with Bill Radke about his software, which adjusts prices for entertainment-event tickets based on changing factors in the market.
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Sports

Study: 'Clunkers' had weak impact

Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte talks with Bill Radke about a new study by Edmunds.com that says Cash for Clunkers cost taxpayers $24,000 per vehicle sold, and resulted in only 125,000 additional car sales.
Posted In: Auto

Another extension for jobless benefits?

The Senate may take up a bill to extend benefits for more than a million unemployed Americans -- the fourth such extension. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

China's iPhone workers face hard times

The iPhone will soon go on sale in China, but what's life like for the people who manufacture the iPhone? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn

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