Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Plastic's popularity means no $10 bills printed in 2010

The number of dollar bills rolling off the printing presses at the U.S. Treasury Department hit a modern low last year, thanks in large part to the increased use of credit cards. Binyamin Applebaum, reporter for the New York Times, explains.
Posted In: Credit Cards

Is Chinese inflation an American problem?

Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, explains China's recent bump in interest rates, and how it could hurt the U.S. economy.
Posted In: China

Banks push bank against regulators' plan to 'claw-back' pay

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is expected to finalize a proposal today that would require big back executives to return pay if their bank fails.
Posted In: Banks

Challenger: Planned layoffs rise in June

John Challenger, CEO of the job placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas, explains today's job report, and how jobs in the technology and energy industries are showing strong signs of growth.
Posted In: Jobs

U.K. parliament debates tabloid hacking claims

New allegations have emerged in a scandal over British newspaper News of the World's phone hacking in Britain.

Moody's downgrades Portugal debt to junk

Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Portugal's debt to junk status, saying the country would likely need a second bailout to regain a strong financial foothold. Economist Fernando Alexandre explains.

Michigan sues private company over bridge construction

The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Detroit International Bridge Company had a $230 million deal to jointly build a series of ramps on the Ambassador Bridge. But the state says the company isn't complying with the design they agreed upon.
Posted In: Law

Facebook feeds the hype machine

By trying to create buzz around its latest announcement, Facebook follows the hype tactic being deployed by fellow tech companies.

Oil spill worse than expected because of river conditions

Regulators and communities want better oil spill cleanup plans that reflect actual worst case scenarios.
Posted In: Oil

Consumers turn to coupons in tough times

Conventional wisdom says that, during recessions, people use coupons more. Do they?
Posted In: Personal Finance

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Shadow Of Death Hotel
Barry Adamson
Son Of Neckbone
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Talk To Me feat. Sena (Waxos Instrumental Mix)
DJ Vadim
Assassinator
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