Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The problem with rewards programs

Shoppers and businesses both love rewards programs. Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus explains why he views them as consumer waste.
Posted In: Retail

Obama Administration will try to reinstate deepwater drilling ban

The Obama Administration is quickly regrouping to try to get its moratorium on deepwater oil drilling reinstated.
Posted In: Oil

Economy leaving jury boxes empty

Courtrooms are finding it increasingly difficult to put bodies in their jury boxes. Jury duty can take a significant toll on the unemployed.
Posted In: Crime

Home sales down a record 33%

Mortgage applications were down last week, we learned sales of existing homes fell last month and home sales dropped a record 33%.
Posted In: Housing

Medvedev's California visit to motivate Russian Silicon Valley

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is touring California's Silicon Valley to learn more about how to encourage a knowledge-based economy back home.
Posted In: Russia

Bank tax welcome in U.K. and Europe, but not in U.S.

Britain, France and Germany all support a bank tax as part of their budget plans, putting pressure on the U.S. to pass its own levy. But the idea isn't as popular stateside.
Posted In: Taxes

Where there's fewer doctors, nurse practictioners can fill in

Health care reform is helping nurse practitioners find more opportunities to fill in for primary care doctors.
Posted In: Health

Some senators still reluctant on energy bill

President Obama is trying to help muster up 60 senatorial votes needed to pass energy and climate legislation.

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