Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Retaining jobs is key for GM-Magna deal

General Motors could complete a deal to sell off its European divisions to Magna this week. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

'Retail numbers are like an artichoke'

Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Equity Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about how to read the latest retail numbers, and whether we are finally turning a corner in this economy.
Posted In: Retail

Pepsi's iPhone app for Amp falls flat

Pepsi's new iPhone application promotes its energy drink Amp. It's designed to "help" guys on the prowl, but it's not helping the company's reputation. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Food

Market for premium burgers is growing

Fast-food restaurant Wendy's is trying to regain its foothold in the hamburger department by introducing a new specialty burger. Joel Rose reports it's the latest salvo in the burger wars.
Posted In: Food

Gov't may be chief student-loan source

L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about legislation in Congress that would push out private lenders from the student-aid business and make the Education Department the dominant source of student loans.
Posted In: Education

Another lead poisoning case in China

Asia correspondent Scott Tong talks with Steve Chiotakis about why lead is in so much demand, and why China's government has trouble controlling its production.

U.S. tax evaders face a tough choice

The deadline is looming for Americans with offshore bank accounts to come clean to the IRS. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Taxes

AIG in hot water over bonuses, again

A report from the Special Inspector General overseeing the bailout at AIG says execs at the troubled insurance giant are clashing with government officials over bonuses. Reporter Steve Henn discusses the details with Steve Chiotakis.

A boost for remedial-education program

A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will expand a model program in Washington State that promotes remedial education to help students get community college degrees. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Education

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Gary Numan
He Lays In The Reins
Calexico / Iron And Wine
Swinger's Remix (Instrumental)

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