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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 13, 2011

French movie 'tax' magically disappears for Harry Potter showing

In France, the price of a movie ticket includes a tax that's reinvested in the country's movie business. But the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise is playing outside of movie tickets, in concert halls, and ticket prices do not include the movie tax.
Posted In: Entertainment

The door shuts on Murdoch's BSkyB deal

News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch has abandoned his pursuit of one of the biggest business deals of his career -- buying the largest TV broadcaster in the U.K. -- following News Corp.'s recent phone hacking scandal.

Netflix doesn't want to send you DVDs

Online movie service Netflix announced yesterday that it will raise its rates on DVD-delivery and on-demand movie streaming services for its 23 million subscribers.

Is more stimulus on the horizon?

Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, explains what he expects from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony today on Capitol Hill, and what we can expect from the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Customers angered by Netflix price hike

The online video subscription service Netflix will no longer bundle DVD-by-mail rentals and online streaming, as Tech Report host John Moe explains.

Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to testify today in one of his regular hearings before Congress as the debt debates continue.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Boeing Dreamliner stalled on the assembly line, again

The supply chain for Boeing's long-awaited 787 jet has been stopped again to allow workers to catch up with assembly.
Posted In: Airlines

Murdoch's hacking scandal spreads to U.S.

News Corp.'s takeover of British Sky Broadcasting is looking less and less likely as the News of the World's cell phone hacking scandal deepens. And now U.S. lawmakers want to look into Murdoch properties in America.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Mesa, Ariz., says some stores are too convenient for criminals

The Arizona city wants to cut crime at convenience stores by cutting hedges and clearing window obstructions. The new law would also require high-crime stores to install more cameras, lighting.
Posted In: Crime

Housing market could take a generation to recover

With too many houses on the market, the real estate industry could be far worse than most think.
Posted In: Housing

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When the Robo B-Boys Just Kill It
The Polish Ambassador
Tower Seven
Thievery Corporation
Let There Be Horns
RJD2
Dope Crunk
Beats Antique
Homecoming ((Explicit)) [feat. Chris Martin] [Explicit]
Kanye West