Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hospitals ante up for health care reform

Major hospital associations have agreed to chip in $155 billion over 10 years for health care reform. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks about the move with Julie Niemann, an analyst from Smith, Moore and Company in St. Louis.
Posted In: Wall Street

To save cash, Ryanair gets creative

Air carrier Ryanair says it can cut another 20 percent off ticket prices by creating a "standing-room only" space. Christopher Werth explains how the airline CEO is using wacky ideas and headlines to the company's advantage.
Posted In: Airlines

Why have oil prices been dropping?

The price of oil has fallen in European trading this morning for the fifth day in a row. Doubts about demand for fuel could be the main factor. Stephen Beard reports what investors are concerned about now.
Posted In: Oil

'Smart grid' may have safety blind spot

Microsoft launched a free program this week that lets you track and change your energy consumption down to individual appliances. But what's being called the "smart grid" may be leaving the door open to cyber attacks. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Internet

Filibuster may slow climate change bill

Senate passage of a climate change bill may be tough because of the Senate rule that allows a minority to block a vote by filibuster. Sarah Gardner explores the main potential conflicts in the debate.

Rise in repo comes with rise in crime

With the economy hurting, the car repossession industry has been quite healthy. But the rise in repo has prompted a rise in violence against repo workers. Gigi Douban reports.
Posted In: Auto

L.A. business ready for Jackson service

The city of Los Angeles hosts thousands as fans flock to Staples Center to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. Some businesses around the city see opportunities for extra cash. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Hospitals get in on health care reform

The Obama administration has been working overtime to get industry support for an overhaul of the U.S. health care system. This morning, it looks like hospitals will be next to offer a deal. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

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