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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 9, 2010

Why are U.S. exports doing so well?

The trade deficit for July fell from the month before -- by nearly $7 billion. That comes on the heels on some of the best export numbers in two years. Reporter Scott Tong talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the good news in trade could bring us out of the downturn.
Posted In: Economy

Irish plan to split failed bank

When Ireland's Anglo-Irish bank failed, it nearly bankrupted the nation. Now the Irish government says it has a plan to split the bank up.

The score on NFL stadiums and bonds

The NFL season is kicking off at the massive Superdome as the New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings. Some NFL stadiums, though, still have bonds to pay. Steven Malanga, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
Posted In: Sports

Study: Health plan won't up costs much

A new government study says -- at least initially -- the health care overhaul won't cost much more than we're spending now. That's the conclusion of the first federal health care spending report since reform was passed. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: Health

U.S. slips in competitiveness report

A new study from the World Economic Forum ranks the world's countries based on living standards and business growth. The U.S. comes in fourth, falling two places from its 2009 ranking. Reporter Scott Tong talks about why the U.S. got passed up in the competitiveness report with Bill Radke.

Is rush to bonds creating a bubble?

Some economists say that a bubble is growing in the bond market. Economics editor Chris Farrell talks with Jeremy Hobson about whether we should be worried over a bond bubble.
Posted In: Investing

USW wants probe of China's clean tech

U.S. Steelworkers plan to file a complaint with the Obama administration, demanding investigation into China's clean tech policies. The union blames China of illegally subsidizing its own domestic wind energy and solar panel companies that, in turn, they say, creates an unfair playing field. Rob Schmitz reports.

Nonprofits hire more than for-profits

A study out this week says nonprofits apparently hired more workers during the downturn than even the commercial world did. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Jobs

U.K. regulator fines Goldman $31m

Goldman Sachs has been fined following fraud allegations -- again. This time, it happened in the U.K. The British financial regulator has slapped a $31 million fine on the investment bank. London bureau chief Stephen Beard talks with Bill Radke about why it's being fined.
Posted In: Banks

Housing woes halt architects' plans

The housing market got us into this mess. And as more and more Americans have been laid off, office buildings have emptied out. All that hits hard for one profession in particular: architects. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

A look inside the conditions at Foxconn

A Bloomberg BusinessWeek story profiles the man who started the Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn, which was thrust into the spotlight after a string of suicides at one of its plants. Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel visited the facility and talks about what he found.
Posted In: Foxconn

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