Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 2, 2010

3G to acquire Burger King

Burger King has agreed to be acquired by the investment firm 3G Capital for a little over $3.5 billion. Steve West, vice president of Stifel Nicolaus, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why the fast food giant is so pumped to go private and how it could change the restaurant.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

A look at Bernanke's next moves

Economist Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial talks with Bill Radke about what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's next move should be and how he's holding up.

Situation for Chilean miners improves

The drilling operation to rescue 33 miners trapped underground in Chile was suspended temporarily after a fault was detected in the rock, but has since resumed. And we also learned the owner of the mine is in trouble and close to bankruptcy.

Curbing exec pay hits a roadblock

Last year's tax on British bankers' bonuses failed. At a financial conference, the U.K.'s former finance minister, Alistair Darling, said the bonus tax didn't curb excessive pay in the industry. Christopher Werth reports.

Urban gardens targets of veggie theft

One of the new trends in urban living is urban vegetable growing. More and more community gardens are popping up in cities like Chicago. And that means gardeners are increasingly struggling with veggie theft. Tony Arnold reports.
Posted In: Food

Chinese gov't makes cell users register

China has the world's largest cell-phone market. And now, if someone wants to buy a cell, they're going to have to hand over personal information to the government. Rob Schmitz reports.

Is high unemployment here to stay?

Some economists are predicting an increase in unemployment over July's numbers when we get the jobs report for August. Could we be in for persistently high unemployment for the long haul? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Health reform's impact on small biz

A new report takes a look at how small businesses are affected by the new health care reform law. The law includes a tax credit to help small businesses afford health insurance. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

New leads in the cause of 'flash crash'

Federal regulators are still looking into the causes of the so-called flash crash that happened back in May. The Securities and Exchange Commission says it may have some new leads. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks about what the SEC's latest findings are.
Posted In: Wall Street

Economic & environmental cost of pets

Just how environmentally friendly are your cute and cuddly pets? And how much will they cost you? Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill talks with Bill Radke about the your pet's carbon paw print. Plus, view a slideshow of environmentally-friendly pets.
Posted In: Environment

Economic soothsayer: Unemployment

Economic soothsayer Ruth Lordan talks with Steve Chiotakis about her prediction for the unemployment rate. She's seeing 10.5%. Will she be right?
Posted In: Economy

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Joy And Pain (Digitally Remastered 04) (Feat. Frankie Beverly)
Maze
Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank
Barenaked Ladies
Protection
Massive Attack featuring Tracey Thorn