Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Why is the price of oil rising?

Oil crossed $80 a barrel overnight, the first time that has happened in a year. Stephen Beard reports on the outlook for oil.
Posted In: Oil

Defense contractors face lean times

Giant military contractor Lockheed Martin reported a healthy third-quarter profit. But it's still a tough environment for defense contractors. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Why Wall Street won't be at fundraisers

President Obama will headline two Democratic fundraisers in New York, but only about a third of the donors coming will be from the financial industry. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Housing market gets hammered

Chris Mayer from Columbia University's Business School talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about why applications for building permits have dropped and what's going on with the first-time home buyer tax break program.
Posted In: Housing

China zooms to the top of auto industry

China has just rolled its 10-millionth car off the assembly line. Scott Tong reports the country is currently king of the auto industry.
Posted In: Auto

An oil supply crunch may be looming

Simon Taylor, founding director at Global Witness, talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about his organization's report, which says oil supplies are drying up fast.
Posted In: Oil

Will replacing Vista kick up PC sales?

Microsoft is updating its operating system, replacing Vista with Windows 7. But will the move help boost sales? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet

Heroines of chick-lit turn a new page

So-called 'chick lit' has been one of the bestselling book genres since the 90s. But since the recession's hit, the ladies of chick lit have had to change. Eve Troeh reports.

Payroll deductions to pay for care?

The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a briefing on bills in Congress that would let you pay for long-term care through voluntary payroll deductions. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Weak dollar may help multinationals

Apple's earnings topped Wall Street forecasts, but it says the weak dollar didn't help. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about how a number of companies reporting earnings might tell a different story.
Posted In: Economy

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