Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why corn prices are at a two-year high

An economic comeback is underway in the nation's farm belt. Corn prices are surging to two-year highs. Reporter Janet Babin talks with Bill Radke about how this might affect consumers.
Posted In: Agriculture

Google to fund wind power project

Google is investing in an estimated $5 billion power transmission system off the East Coast, with the goal of carrying energy from future offshore wind turbines to millions of Mid-Atlantic homes. Reporter Janet Babin talks with Bill Radke about how big of a project this is.

Program helps patients who skip pills

The pharmacy benefits company Express Scripts rolled out a new program this week designed to predict which people might stop taking their medicines. Then, the program will contact those people before they stop. The idea is to save money. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
Posted In: Health

Maryland voters consider mall casino

In November, voters in the Maryland suburbs north of Washington D.C. will decide whether to allow construction of a casino next to a mall. But are slot machines and shopping a good fit? Cathy Duchamp checks it out.

Hungary readies dam to stop toxic spill

In Hungary, police have arrested the director of an aluminum company that set a deadly flood of poison sludge into the Hungarian countryside. How is the government dealing with the spill?

U.K. media groups fight Murdoch plan

Some of the U.K.'s biggest media groups have joined forces against Rupert Murdoch. They're the urging the British government to block Murdoch's latest corporate media maneuver. Stephen Beard reports.

Which nation gives most foreign aid?

Which country provides the most development aid as a share of GDP? The United States, Germany, Norway or Sweden? The Globalist's Stephan Ricther quizzes Bill Radke.
Posted In: Charity

Did Daley's city asset sale pay off?

This week Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is due to lay out his plans to fix the city's record $655 million budget shortfall. He's expected to pay for it in part by dipping into the city's reserves. But that's not going down well with everyone in the Windy City. Tony Arnold reports.

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Who's Keeping Time (Instrumental)
Maiden Voyage
DJ Cam
Cornflake Girl
Tori Amos

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