Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Workplace worried about swine flu

With swine flu still making the rounds, businesses are worried about not being able to get the vaccine for their employees. But they're doing their best to prepare. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

More job cuts and falling GDP

Companies cut 254,000 jobs this month, according to private employment service ADP. The Gross Domestic Product also fell in the last quarter. Steve Chiotakis explores how this impacts us with Diane Swonk from Mesirow Financial.
Posted In: Jobs

GM dealers satisfied with eBay trial

General Motors began an experiment in July that had ealers posting new cars for sale on eBay. The project ends today, and although cars didn't fly off the lot as a result, the move piqued plenty of interest. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Auto, Internet

'Via' coffee not an economic reaction

Yesterday, Starbucks launched an instant coffee product called Via and tapped into a $20 billion global market. But the move wasn't a response to the economic downturn. Bill Radke talks to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
Posted In: Food

How carbon allowances can cut CO2

The Senate's climate change bill proposes slashing 20 percent of emissions by 2020 with the help of carbon allowances, or permission slips to pollute. Money generated from allowances will largely go to local utilities. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Is short-selling an unsavory practice?

When the price of a stock goes down, a short-seller who bet against that stock will make money. But even though the practice is legal, regulators worry about abuses. The SEC will take a closer look at short-selling today. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Even fantasy leagues need insurance

If you're not into fantasy football, you might think it's silly to drop $150 on insurance for one of your most valuable players. But in an $800 million a year industry, a policy is a small price to pay for protection. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Sports

Web users don't want to be followed

A survey suggests most Americans don't want advertisers to follow their activity online. The study found this sentiment reached across all ages polled, including young Web users. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Internet

IMF cuts forecasts for global losses

At a summit in Istanbul, the International Monetary Fund cut its forecasts for likely losses from the global financial crisis. But the Fund says despite a swiftly-recovering economy, the crisis is far from over. Stephen Beard reports.

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