Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 23, 2010

GOP pledge focuses on spending, taxes

The Republicans plan to issue "A Pledge to America," an agenda they say they'd put in place if they get control of the House of Representatives in November. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bill Radke about what's in the pledge.

Transportation index highlights needs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will unveil its first-ever transportation performance index to highlight what it calls the urgent need to improve the transportation infrastructure. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Transportation

Debating tax cuts and the deficit

President Obama's recently departed budget director, Peter Orszag, recently said that letting all the tax cuts expire this year would bring the U.S. within striking distance of balancing the budget. Economics editor Chris Farrell talks with Bill Radke about what that tells us.

New health reforms kick in for young

A number of new health care provisions are taking effect and young people will see some of the biggest changes. Health reporter Gregory Warner talks with Steve Chiotakis about what kind of changes are happening and who will pay for all of this.
Posted In: Health

India's Commonwealth Games woes

There's an emergency meeting in Delhi, India, over shoddy facilities and security at the Commonwealth Games. The international, multi-sport event features competition among thousands of athletes from members of the British Commonwealth. But several teams are threatening to pull out.

Largest off-shore wind farm blows open

The world's biggest off-shore wind farm is opening off the south coast of England. The farm will boost Britain's wind power capacity by 30 percent. Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about the scale of the project and how much it cost to build.

Blockbuster's bust: Files for Chapter 11

This morning, Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it needs time to reduce its debt load and reorganize the company. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bill Radke about how the video store chain got to this point and what's next for the company.

This Bud's for you... and it's free

As part of a new marketing campaign next week, Budweiser will hand out free brewskis in bars and restaurants nationwide. The company is trying to attract younger drinkers. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Food

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The Walk ( LP Version )
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Cissy Strut
The Meters
Beverly Hills
Weezer
Cry Baby
Nikka Costa