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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Tomorrow in London, there's going to be a major conference organized by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to bring the focus back to family planning. We speak to Melinda Gates on why it is such an important cause for her and the foundation. The struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones holds its annual shareholders meeting today in the Canadian town of Waterloo. Shareholders are hoping to hear some reassuring news. And Pepsi gets into the yogurt business.

PODCAST: Melinda Gates fights for women, Bob Diamond gives up his bonus

Tomorrow in London, there will be a major conference organized by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to bring the focus back to family planning. We speak to Melinda Gates on why it is such an important cause for her and the foundation. The struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones holds its annual shareholders meeting today in the Canadian town of Waterloo. Shareholders are hoping to hear some reassuring news. And Pepsi gets into the yogurt business.

Texas opts out of key health care reform provisions

It's been almost two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled President Obama's health care overhaul constitutional. Today Texas Governor Rick Perry has officially announced his plans to opt out of the Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges included in the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: texas, health care, Rick Perry, Affordable Care Act

Transparency International scolds U.S. financial companies

Corruption watchdog group Transparency International released a report today admonishing big business to do more to crack down on corruption. The report slams companies from China and Russia along with American financial services corporations.
Posted In: transparency, corruption, China, U.S.

The question of adequate financial regulations

News this morning that Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclay's bank has given up $30 million in bonuses after resigning over that interest rate rigging scandal. And the scandal has brought up the issue -- yet again -- of whether current regulations on the financial industry are adequate.
Posted In: banking, bank regulations, Bob Diamond, interest rates

Venezuela sends diesel to Syria, tests will for sanctions

Opposition supporters report more than 17,000 people have been killed during the 16-month uprising against the Syrian government. Today the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Syrian regime is getting help from Venezuela in the form of diesel.
Posted In: diesel, venezuela, syria

Regulators to define 'swap' under Dodd-Frank Act

Today, federal regulators are going to define the word "swap," -- and that seemingly simple act will set in motion a series of new regulations that are part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
Posted In: Dodd-Frank law, swaps, Derivatives

RIM struggles to keep BlackBerry afloat, heads to annual meeting

One of Canada's best-known companies also looks more and more like one of the world's shakiest. Today in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM puts on a brave face for shareholders at its annual meeting -- maybe a little tricky when its share price is down 95 percent from its peak.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, Canada

BlackBerry maker RIM holds annual meeting

The struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones, Research in Motion, holds its annual shareholders meeting today outside Toronto in the Canadian town of Waterloo. Shareholders are hoping to hear some reassuring news.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, smartphones

Bus ridership is up across the country

Transit ridership across the U.S. has been steadily rising for more than a year. One of the biggest jumps came in Indianapolis.
Posted In: public transportation, Transportation, buses, Indianapolis

Melinda Gates on providing contraception for women worldwide

The philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation discusses why her latest effort is to provide contraceptive options for women around the globe.
Posted In: Melinda Gates, bill gates, Gates Foundation, contraceptive, women, philanthropy

Pepsi is getting into the yogurt business

But with so many competing brands, is there any room in the market for a newcomer?
Posted In: Pepsi, Food, yogurt

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Giving Up The Ghost [Explicit]
DJ Shadow
Wide Open
The Black Seeds