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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Accounting for the fall in home prices

Smith, Moore and Company analyst Juli Niemann talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether a moderate decline in home prices is a nice way of saying the panic is gone, and whether the consumer confidence report is more happy talk or happy news.

Germany delays ratifying Lisbon Treaty

Reporter Brett Neely talks with Steve Chiotakis about why the German Federal Constitutional Court delayed ratification of a treaty that is meant to strengthen European Union leadership.

GM hits skids on European stake sale

GM's plan to sell off a major stake in its European division to auto-parts maker Magna have stalled. The automaker is now reportedly talking to other suitors. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Not exactly a rosy picture at Paramount

TheWrap.com's news editor Michael Speier talks with Steve Chiotakis about why Paramount is having problems despite two huge blockbusters, and what's in the pipeline for the studio the rest of the year.
Posted In: Entertainment

GM hopes for swift drive to bankruptcy

General Motors is heading to bankruptcy court, and the automaker is hoping for a quick approval. Sam Eaton reports why it is unlikely the proceedings will be slowed down.
Posted In: Auto

Boeing's Dreamliner is dream deferred

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was supposed to have taken off by now, but will remain grounded due to a problem predicting how the lightweight plane will respond to flight stress. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Celeb mags miss out on Jackson's death

Michael Jackson's sudden death was untimely for celebrity magazines, since many had already gone to press. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why news-oriented magazines like Newsweek have more of an edge this time.
Posted In: Entertainment

States may now go after big banks

A new Supreme Court ruling says states can enforce state-lending laws, even with big banks like Chase or Citibank. Jill Barshay reports.

Kurds complicate Iraqi oil contracts

Ethnic and sectarian divisions are complicating matters as international companies bid on Iraqi oil contracts. Reese Erlich reports the autonomous region of Kurdistan has already made its own deals with foreign oil companies.
Posted In: Oil

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East Bound And Down ((from the Motion Picture "Smokey and the Bandit"))
Jerry Reed