Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks with Washington Post tech reporter Cecilia Kang about the FCC's message to Internet providers for more broadband access to more Americans.
SEC chair Mary Schapiro faces Congress about Goldman Sachs and the SEC's new responsibilities under the financial overhaul law.
Posted In: Jobs
The Senate is expected to vote later today on the extension of unemployment benefits, and a heated debate is centered around whether those checks demotivate the unemployed from finding a job. We posed the big question to economist Diane Lim Rogers.
Florida lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment to ban drilling in state waters. Meanwhile, Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing BP's $20 billion compensation fund, is preparing rules on what makes claims legitimate.
Ireland sold $2 billion worth of government debt today to fund its country's budget. The move was more expensive due to Moody's cutting Ireland's credit rating.
Posted In: Investing
California regulators have found problems with the way managers have handled the money in one of the state's largest funeral trusts.
Posted In: Retail
Amazon reported sales of digital books were much stronger this quarter than old-fashioned books, with 143 ebooks selling for every 100 hardcovers.