Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 11, 2009

GM plugs into a better fuel economy

Reporter Tamara Keith talks with Steve Chiotakis about the new 230-mile-per-gallon car it is introducing, and how it compares to Toyota's Prius.
Posted In: Auto

GM ends toxic-prevention partnership

The new General Motors is ending its partnership in a program that's designed to prevent mercury pollution from scrapped cars just as thousands of clunkers are being junked. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Auto

Why productivity growth is exploding

Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about the latest Labor Department report that says productivity in the second quarter rose by the largest amount in six years.
Posted In: Economy

Commercial real estate market flailing

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues will meet in Washington, and one topic likely on the agenda is commercial real estate. Jeremy Hobson reports that malls and office buildings are emptying out, and values plummeting.
Posted In: Housing

Why the hold up in SEC-B of A case?

Reporter Tamara Keith talks with Steve Chiotakis about why a judge is still refusing to sign off on a $33 million settlement between the SEC and Bank of America, and what's next in the case.
Posted In: Crime

Skeptics question China's stimulus use

Reports out of China show the country is on its way back. It injected billions into its economy with a stimulus, but is all the money being used the right way? Scott Tong reports.

Small, mid-sized banks still in danger

A new report from a congressional watchdog agency says thousands of small and medium-sized banks are still threatened by bad loans. Elizabeth Warren, chair of that panel, talks with Bill Radke about the findings.

Why oil prices are rising again

Oil prices are on the rise, which is driving up prices at the pump. But if we're in a recession and demand is weak, why aren't prices falling? Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Oil

U.K. hunts for Liechtenstein tax evaders

Britain is signing a deal with Liechtenstein that will flush out wealthy tax evaders. Christopher Werth reports.

Texas programs cut down prison costs

As states struggle to cut their budgets, one place to look is prisons. Texas has saved money by changing its incarceration policy, but other states may not be able to follow the same model. Michael May reports.
Posted In: Crime

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