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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Examining Google as a 'giant killer'

How strong of an impact will Google's new operating system have on Microsoft's business? Bill Radke attends to the issue with Henry Blodget, editor of The Business Insider.
Posted In: Internet

All eyes on Alcoa

It's the first day of the second quarter, and aluminum giant Alcoa is the first Dow-listed company to report earnings. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Doug Foreman of Highmark Capital about whether Alcoa can be considered a bellwether.
Posted In: Wall Street

G8 causes tremors in Italian town

The Group of Eight summit is being held in the earthquake-destroyed town of L'Aquila in central Italy, with the intent of pumping money into the region. But many are not happy with the decision. Megan Williams reports.

How much bank regulation is too much?

Today the British government unveils its plans to regulate the U.K.'s financial industry. British bankers are bracing themselves for a crackdown on bonus pay and lending practices. Stephen Beard reports.

Brooklyn will go easy on its skyline

The Atlantic Yards development project in Brooklyn was set to include housing, offices and a basketball arena. But the recession has forced the project to scale back. Sally Herships reports that could be a good thing.
Posted In: New York

Chrysler keeps its engine running

Chrysler is re-opening factories in order to keep up as they run out of cars that are selling well. Contrary to popular belief, bankruptcy has actually helped the automaker push vehicles off the lot. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Auto

More low-income people live in suburbs

Poverty used to be a symptom of the inner cities, but today, more low-income people live in the suburbs. Jeff Tyler tells the story of an accountant with an MBA who survived suburban homelessness.
Posted In: Jobs

Investors play the expectations game

Today kicks off a new earnings season for U.S. companies, and Wall Street investors are working to manage their expectations during the recession. Bob Moon explores where and why analysts have set their sights low.
Posted In: Wall Street

Google takes on Microsoft with OS

Google has announced plans to release its own operating system, a month after Microsoft launched a search engine. The move has raised questions about Google's dominance in computing. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Internet

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I Wanna Be Your Limousine (Album Version)
Black Kids
Warning Sign (Alternate Version)
Talking Heads
Bankrupt
Doug Hoekstra