Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Firms fret over pay ratio provision

A financial reform bill provision says publicly-traded companies need to release a ratio between the salaries of chief executives and the firm's average worker. Francesco Guerrera of the Financial Times talks with Steve Chiotakis about why companies say the rule is giving them a headache.

A look at too big to fail, banking crisis

Juli Niemann at Smith, Moore and Co. talks with Bill Radke about why some big banks are acting like they're still too big to fail and whether the banking crisis is behind us.

U.S. knocks China over aluminum

The U.S. is expected to announce new tariffs on Chinese imports. This time the target is aluminum. The U.S. blames China for illegally aiding its aluminum industry, putting American manufacturers at a disadvantage. Rob Schmitz reports.

India's economy grows almost 9%

India's economy grew almost 9 percent this spring.

Economic impact of Pakistan's floods

It's been more than a month since monsoon rains began to fall and disastrous floods inundated large parts of Pakistan. The Economist's Anjalika Bardalai talks with Steve Chiotakis about how the floods are affecting Pakistan's economy and how it might impact relations with western nations.

Bollywood actor firm on butt insurance

Indian cinema, better known as Bollywood, is one of the world's fastest-growing industries. It made $2 billion last year and analysts expect it to double by 2014 as more Indian films go global. The rising stakes have led to what could be the next new thing in Bollywood. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Losing season, housing hurt rooftop biz

Some fans of the Chicago Cubs watch games at Wrigley Field from rooftops on apartment building adjacent to the ball park. But business for owners who charge fans for the view has been tough this year. Tony Arnold reports.
Posted In: Sports

Low bond yields may buy spending time

The government is borrowing more money than ever and it's turning out to be cheaper than ever for taxpayers, too. That's because yields -- the interest that investors are paid on government bonds -- are at record lows. Mitchell Hartman reports.

U.S. may grade car fuel economy

The Obama administration is considering using a grading system for the sales of cars based on fuel economy. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about how the idea will work and what the reaction is.
Posted In: Auto

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