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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wall Streeters won't be at Obama fundraisers

President Obama is holding some high-profile fundraisers in Manhattan tonight for the Democrats, but Wall Street players aren't expected to attend.
Posted In: Wall Street

When consumers stop buying, Kingsport feels it

Kingsport, Tenn. has a population of about 45,000 and a big chemical factory. Jeremy Hobson checks in as he explores the economy outside of Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

Stimulus played huge role in economic recovery

A new report shows government stimulus programs passed last year were key to the economic recovery so far.
Posted In: Jobs

Some Spaniards fear tourism drop in Catalonia's bullfighting ban

The Spanish province of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting, saying its barbaric and dangerous. But bullfight supporters say it's vital to tourism.

Plane makers vie for Boeing, Airbus market share

While orders for new planes have been brisk for Boeing and rival Airbus, many believe the days of the two companies dominating the aerospace market could be numbered.
Posted In: Airlines

Study: Lack of confidence has impact on handshake

New research identifies the 12 things we need to perform the perfect handshake.
Posted In: Science

BP facing allegations of insider trading

BP says it's the subject of two more U.S. investigations, but this time the probes don't concern the environment or drilling issues.
Posted In: Oil

Bill to help small businesses could put banks at risk

The Senate could vote this week on a bill to help small businesses by encouraging community banks to lend them up to $30 billion. But the measure has its risks.
Posted In: Banks

Tax breaks and lease options will ease Volt's $41K price tag

Once pegged the product that would save General Motors, the Chevy Volt will cost drivers more than the company originally planned. But buyers have a few options to avoid paying the full price.
Posted In: Auto