Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Proposed agency in hot ad campaign

Newspaper ads in Washington, D.C. are purporting President Obama's proposal for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Steve Chiotakis talks to John Dimsdale about what these ads are saying and points being made in the debate.

Rise in gold may mean Wall St. rerun

Is the rise of the price of gold foreshadowing inflation to come? Steve Chiotakis searches for the silver lining with analyst Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company in St. Louis.
Posted In: Wall Street

U.N.'s Iran sanctions may target gas

The United Nations has given Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad until the end of the month to stop enriching uranium. The country's gas imports may be at stake if he doesn't comply. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Oil

West Bank's economy is improving

Israel's West Bank is seeing some economic growth, thanks to Israel removing some checkpoints and allowing Israeli Arabs to come in and shop. But some businessmen say it'll take more to create a thriving economy. Michael May reports.

Is Atlanta sucking the south dry?

Atlanta continues to grow and thrive as an epicenter of the American south. But neighboring states are complaining the city is drinking up too much water from nearby Lake Lanier. Tanya Ott reports.

You, too, can write like David Bowie

At least according to British psychologist Dr. Nick Troop. Troop has devised a formula for Bowie's pop songwriting success and shares it in this video (he warns not to take it too seriously, though).
Posted In: Entertainment

A way to make taxes less taxing

A group of tax experts has a few suggestions for President Obama's tax reform commission, including a form that would make the act of doing taxes a lot less complicated. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Workers spend stimulus cash on break

The first road project funded by the stimulus package is almost complete, and workers have been putting in overtime all summer. For some, that meant a vacation with healthy spending. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Congress returns to its daily grind

Congress comes back to Washington, D.C. this week after summer break, and the local economy is excited to return to business as usual. But health care is threatening to take up a lot of space on the debate floor. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

The price we pay for a golden season

The price of gold has surged above $1,000 an ounce for the first time in six months. Steve Chiotakis talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard about why gold is in season and why some traders are running towards it as a safe haven.
Posted In: Wall Street

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Savage Beast (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Madvillain
A New Career In A New Town (1999 Digital Remaster)
David Bowie
La Femme D'argent
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