Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

AT&T-T-mobile merger moves forward with status hearing

With several states and rival companies filing complaints, the AT&T/T-mobile merger tries to move forward today at a Department of Justice "status hearing."
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Republicans and Democrats seek a deal on FEMA spending

The budget struggle continues on both sides of the aisle today, as Republicans and Democrats clash over emergency relief spending.

Apple fans anxiously await new iPhone

Many Apple users have been anxiously awaiting the release of the newest iPhone, which reports say will come in early October. We talk to one user who has been living with a broken old iPhone until the day comes.

Republicans to the Fed: No more stimulus

Yesterday, Congressional Republicans sent a letter to Ben Bernanke to request that the Fed refrain from initiating any further monetary policies.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

U.S. company Noble Energy begins drilling in Cyprus

A Texas-based oil company discovered a large supply of deep water natural gas in the Mediterranean and plans to begin drilling this week. That's causing big tension with countries in the region.
Posted In: Oil

British insurance market posts huge losses in disaster-filled year

It has been a big year for natural disasters, from the tsunami in Japan to floods in Australia. And that means a year of big losses for insurance companies.
Posted In: Environment

U.S. companies in China: Polluters or scapegoats?

Although U.S. companies like Conoco-Phillips have been accused of violating environmental laws in China, many think they're being unfairly targeted in a land that lets Chinese companies brazenly violate pollution laws.
Posted In: China

Google under government pressure

Google's chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The tech company is under scrutiny for possible antitrust violations and uncompetitive practices.

O'Hare unveils airport aeroponics

An ultra-compact, ultra-efficient airport garden provides herbs and veggies to airport restaurants.

European debt crisis helps, hurts airlines

Thanks to a weak euro, there is a bump in tourism now, but prolonged economic woes will pull down airline profits.
Posted In: Airlines

Disaster money may force government shutdown

Debates have been flaring up over the best way to cut federal spending. The latest hot button issue? The Federal Emergency Management Agency's budget.

Republicans send letter to the Fed to stand down on monetary policy

The Federal Reserve wraps up a meeting today to determine the next steps to take in solving the financial crisis in the U.S.

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