Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What the rising gold prices tells us

Smith, Moore and Company analyst Juli Niemann talks with Steve Chiotakis about what the rising gold prices means, and how a potential CIT bankruptcy could affect the economy.

More Chinese are getting richer

China is cranking out a lot of rich people -- 130 billionaires, if you're counting. Scott Tong reports the country is gaining ground on the U.S.

A gloomy picture for U.K.'s economy

A report says the future of the British economy is 'fraught with danger.' Stephen Beard reports.

B of A to disclose info on Merrill deal

The SEC has reached a deal with Bank of America, which could give regulators an idea of what was going on at the bank as it wrapped up its merger with Merrill Lynch. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Does the Dow reaching 10,000 matter?

Senior business correspondent Bob Moon talks with Bill Radke about whether the 10,000 barrier for the Dow is really meaningful or just a number.
Posted In: Wall Street

'Glee' gives glee to digital-music outlets

The Fox TV series "Glee" features a high-school glee club that breaks into song, and it's having quite an effect on digital-music sales. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Bear Stearns ex-managers begin trial

The first criminal trial to come out of the financial crisis is underway. Two former Bear Stearns hedge-fund managers are charged with misleading investors. Amy Scott reports.

Lesson learned on bundled services

Dennis Streed asked a Verizon rep to sign a contract verifying there were no hidden costs on his bill after he received an ad offering a bundle of services for $77.99. He talks with Steve Chiotakis about the problems that ensued.

Solar Decathlon winners to get sun time

The Department of Energy gave 20 teams of college students $100,000 in seed money to build solar homes as part of the Solar Decathlon. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports what the winners can expect.

Will homebuyer tax program continue?

The first-time homebuyer's tax-credit program is set to expire in less than two months. But many in the housing industry are lobbying to extend it. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing

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Trav'lin' All Alone (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)
Billie Holiday
Galaxie 500
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (Album Version)
Black Kids