Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Does Obama want a weak dollar?

Simon Johnson, professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT, talks with Bill Radke about why he thinks President Obama is deliberately letting the dollar wither.
Posted In: Economy

Concern over commercial real estate

Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about why commercial real-estate vacancies are up, and why the Federal Reserve is worried about it.
Posted In: Housing

U.S. firm and China work to reduce CO2

Some U.S. energy players aren't waiting around for a new climate treaty in Copenhagen. They're cooperating with the Chinese to reduce carbon emissions. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

SEC investigates HCA on nurse charges

The SEC is looking into charges that HCA, the world's largest hospital company, improperly accounted for thousands of nursing shifts at its hospitals. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health

Why U.K. hedge funds may say 'amen'

The British hedge-fund industry has gained a surprising new ally -- the Church of England. Stephen Beard reports.

Limbaugh's bid for Rams may be costly

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh wants to be one of the new owners of the NFL's St. Louis Rams. Adam Allington reports on how that might affect the team.
Posted In: Sports

Wireless phone firms open up networks

Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about why wireless telephone companies are opening up their networks to Internet-based phone services, and how it might affect the communications industry.
Posted In: Science

Telemundo to help Latinos with census

Latinos in the U.S. tend to not participate in the Census Bureau survey, so one telenovela on Telemundo is hoping to help get the message out. Elizabeth Threlkeld reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Google plugs in to track electricity use

Google has announced a deal to match up its Web-based energy-monitoring system with a smart meter to track electricity usage. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Internet

Chinese business soars in North Korea

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and signed a few trade deals. Scott Tong reports there's money to be made in the relationship.

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Tide Pool
Disconnect the Cables
It's Coming Down
Breakdown featuring Jack Johnson
Handsome Boy Modeling School