Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Economy may be spurring city growth

National Census data shows that the trend of cities losing residents to outlying suburbs is reversing, and it may be due in part to the economy. Sam Eaton reports.

How to view the housing numbers

UCLA economics professor Edward Leamer talks with Bob Moon about whether we should view the latest housing numbers as the glass being half empty or half full.
Posted In: Housing

Putting the numbers in perspective

Doug Foreman, director of equities at Highmark Capital, talks with Steve Chiotakis about how important the latest ADP employer services numbers are, and whether we should take comfort in the European manufacturing numbers.

Swedes push for climate change

Sweden wants big greenhouse gas polluters to cut their emissions as it takes over the rotating European Union presidency. But will a new climate deal be a tough sell? Stephen Beard reports.

The 411 on a fee for an unlisted number

Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus talks with Bob Moon about a fee most telecommunications companies charge consumers to have an unlisted number.
Posted In: Science

P-PIP program's a little less ambitious

The Treasury Department may finally roll out the Public-Private Partnership program, where the government encourages private investors to buy troubled assets. But it may be less ambitious than originally planned. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Expect state budget woes to continue

Nearly all states have had to make program cuts to deal with big budget shortfalls. Mitchell Hartman reports that despite all the budget cuts, the pain is not nearly over.

Credit card use is ripe for data mining

These days, credit card companies are taking plastic away from a lot of consumers. To figure out whose credit to cut, companies look at where you live, where you shop, and what you buy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on data profiling.

California may issue IOU's

Despite working into the night, California lawmakers failed to balance the state budget, which means IOU's may be issued in lieu of payments for the first time in nearly two decades. Sam Eaton reports.

Ruling may change campaign finance

The Supreme Court issued formal opinions for all but one case this term. The decision on that case could have big implications for how election campaigns are financed. Corbb O'Connor reports.
Posted In: Crime

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