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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Former Fed on future Fed

Bill Radke talks to John Mason, former senior economist at the Federal Reserve, and gets his reaction to the Fed's meeting and market's response.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pay query looms in transportation bill

Environmentalists are praising the efforts of the new $500 billion transportation bill circulating today in the House, but there's still some question as to how to pay for it. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Travel

Tournament a test run for South Africa

Today's Confederations Cup soccer tournament is a priority for South Africa, which will have to deal with the chaos of next year's World Cup. The trial's success brings with it a chance for a new face for the continent. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Sports

Monsanto profits in tough season

In recent years, profitability at Monsanto has been driven by its Roundup herbicide, and sales of the once-hot item are decreasing as cheap alternatives enter the market. Adam Allington reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Looking a little better, world economy!

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported a small percentage of overall growth in global economies in the next year. Steve Chiotakis talks to Bill Stone from PNC Wealth Management and Stephen Beard reports.

Movie could transform views of GM

The latest Transformers movie uses almost 70 General Motors cars and, entertainment value aside, serves as one giant car commercial. This could be just what the automaker needs to help it emerge from bankruptcy. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Auto, Entertainment

Small fees pecking away at nest eggs

As 401ks continue to weaken in a rough economy, lawmakers are paying closer attention to what they can control: the buried fees. Over a lifetime, 401k fees can add up to a six-figures number. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Fed might stop the money pump

Federal Reserve officials wrap up a two-day meeting this afternoon, and analysts are predicting a roll-back of some credit-easing programs. But this could mean a slow recovery for the housing market. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing

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Run With the Hunted
Tommy Guerrero
The Boxer's Daughter
Class System featuring Pharrell Williams & Julee Cruise (Album Version)
Handsome Boy Modeling School
Autumn Walker
Jets To Brazil