Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Obama's top economic adviser out

The White House announced that top economic adviser Larry Summers will be leaving at the end of the year, the latest in a string of departures. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bill Radke about whether Summers' departure is a reaction to Republican criticism of Obama's economic team.

GE incandescent bulb factory goes dark

The lights are going out at General Electric's last big U.S. factory making incandescent bulbs. The lighting that Americans have used for the past century has been mandated out of existence within the next few years, and GE is moving manufacturing for next-generation bulbs to China. Bob Moon reports.

A lesson in AT&T's Facebook approach

More companies are embracing social media these days for marketing purposes. But at the same time, there's always the risk of PR disaster. Kenny Malone reports on one approach companies can take when Facebook turns unfriendly.
Posted In: Internet

French fountain spurts sparkling water

A new public drinking fountain dispensing still and fizzy water has opened in Paris. It's part of an effort to persuade the French to drink less store-bought bottled water and reduce waste. The water on tap is drawn from the public supply, then chilled and injected with bubbles.

Sealskin ban puts ruffle in Scottish kilts

The sporran is the little pouch that for centuries the Scottish have attached to their kilts. But its production is under threat. The EU banned the sale of sealskin recently, which is the preferred material to make a sporran.

Who owns the rights to Arctic seabed?

An international summit in Moscow is focusing on who owns the rights to riches thought to be under the Arctic seabed. Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about who will be at the summit and what they are trying to achieve there.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

Study: We're clueless on saving energy

A recent study out by Columbia University says most consumers have no clue about how to save energy. Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill talks with Steve Chiotakis about things we do that save less energy than we think. Plus, she tells us what things we can do for better energy savings.

Egg farmer linked to recall faces grilling

Jack DeCoster, the egg facility owner at the heart of the recent recall linked with salmonella, is scheduled to testify at a Congressional hearing. His farm operations have had a long history of environmental violations. Kathleen Masterson has this profile.
Posted In: Agriculture

Music from this show

Click below to purchase songs from this show through our Amazon affiliate.

Hit The Heartbrakes (Album Version)
Black Kids
Summertime (Organica Remix)
Billie Holiday
Arroz Con Pollo
Maxwell
Human Behavior (LPVersion)
Bjork
Falcon Jab
Ratatat