Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An emotional attachment... to a brand.

United and Continental are merging their fleets to form the world's biggest airline. The new planes will keep United's name, but use Continental's logo. Some United loyalists are mad about the logo change. But why would consumers become so attached to a brand?

Congress to look into yuan manipulation

Congress is beginning two days of hearings on China's currency, the yuan. Many members of Congress say China is keeping its currency artificially low, giving it an unfair trade advantage. Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer talks with Bill Radke about what these hearings can accomplish.

America, here's Russia's 'Snob'

A glossy new magazine is hitting the newsstands, and it's in Russian. One of Moscow's richest men is behind the venture. But who's the market? Eve Troeh takes a look.
Posted In: Russia

The fees on the bus go round and round

Traveling by bus can usually save you more money than, say, flying. But watch out for hidden fees. Los Angeles Times consumer columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about Greyhound's gift ticket fee.
Posted In: Transportation, Travel

WTO to rule on illegal Boeing subsidies

The World Trade Organization is set to rule on a complaint against aircraft maker Boeing. The charge is that the U.S. government is illegally subsidizing the company and placing its rival, Airbus, at an unfair disadvantage. Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
Posted In: Airlines

Obesity costs go beyond medical bills

So, turns out being fat and out of shape isn't just bad for your heart and your medical bills. It's bad for the whole economy -- costing hundreds of billions of dollars a year, according to a new study on America's growing obesity epidemic. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Health

Japan intentionally weakens currency

The Bank of Japan took a big step overnight to help the Japanese economy. It intentionally weakened Japan's currency for the first time in six years.

A look at budget balancing, tax cuts

Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition, talks with Bill Radke about whether recent Tea Party victories will affect balancing the federal budget.

U.S. short of what's needed to retire

New research says Americans are more than $6 trillion short of what they need for retirement. Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer talks with Steve Chiotakis about what that number is based on and if it could get worse.
Posted In: Retirement

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Dreamworld
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