Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 21, 2009

States fret over costly factory clean-up

States are growing increasingly concerned over the clean-up costs for work sites abandoned by failed industries. Factories often contain hazardous materials and states can't afford to pick up the bill. Alisa Roth reports.

Making cap and trade go small time

Right now, only big companies trade carbon credits to reduce greenhouse gases. But what if it were brought down to an individual level? Bill Radke talks to Tom Reilly, CEO of a company which wants to see small-scale carbon trading happen.

Deutsche Bank accused of spy tactics

A case against Deutsche Bank claims the bank spied on a couple of its most severe critics. The bank allegedly tried to find out information using a microphone hidden in a set of flowers. Bill Radke talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Crime

Hotel foreclosures doubled in last year

Thousands of commercial properties nationwide are facing bankruptcy or foreclosure, and hotels are the hardest hit. A jittery lending market isn't making things any easier. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Travel

South Africans strike against low wages

South Africa has seen job-related strikes across a wide range of industries over the past several months. South African workers want President Jacob Zuma to pressure employers to raise wages. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Number of uninsured will keep rising

A new survey says the number of uninsured people will continue to rise, and the individual insurance market isn't helping. A majority of people recently left to buy their own health insurance skipped out altogether. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health

Calif. budget targets social programs

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reached a deal yesterday to close the state's $26 billion deficit. The proposed budget makes deep cuts to public schools and health care for the poor, but also avoids new tax increases. Amy Scott reports.