Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bernanke's renomination eases markets

Analyst Juli Niemann talks with Steve Chiotakis about how Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's reappointment nomination will impact the jittery economy, and reporter Steve Henn gauges how likely it is he will be confirmed.
Posted In: Economy

German gov't furious GM may keep Opel

Anger is mounting in Germany against General Motors because the automaker may not sell its European division after all. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Entrepreneur rides 'Bikes for Clunkers'

Cash for Clunkers has ended, but one savvy Oregon entrepreneur is trying to keep the ride going with his own two-wheeled variation on the theme.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Lotteries don't win in this recession

The Mega Millions lottery game is seeing an increase in ticket sales ahead of an upcoming drawing for a $250 million-plus jackpot. But the lottery industry isn't as recession-proof as it used to be. Jill Barshay reports.

Bad news about the shrinking deficit

The federal government's 2009 projected deficit is expected to drop. But the news isn't all that good. Why? John Dimsdale reports.

Money, money, money gets you a date

Times may be tough right now, but there's one area where the more you put in, the bigger the payoff. Sally Herships reports on how money -- lots of it -- can buy you love, or at least a date.

China refiner may be blacklisted in Iraq

China has been busy making oil and gas acquisitions, but one deal in Iraq has landed the country's biggest refiner, Sinopec, in political hot water. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Oil

Reaction to Bernanke's reappointment

President Obama has renominated Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term at that post, ending months of rumors and speculation. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

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Girl and the Sea EP
Just Got to Be
The Black Keys
The Weight Of My Words (Four Tet Instrumental)
Kings Of Convenience