With midterm elections approaching, help us make everyone smarter about the economy. Donate Now
Marketplace AM for July 9, 2007
Jul 9, 2007

Marketplace AM for July 9, 2007

Stories You Might Like Who’s footing the bill for the president’s big July Fourth parade? The trade war triggered diplomatic fireworks, but the actual ones might not go off Holy hiring! U.S. economy adds 528,000 jobs in July A 4th of July without fireworks? Not quite what the Fed’s going for When working from home […]

Segments From this episode

Landmark corporate trial gets underway

Jul 9, 2007
At issue in the civil case against Drummond is whether an American company can be held accountable for human rights violations committed elsewhere. The case is a first and its outcome could have far-reaching implications. Dan Grech reports.

Paying real dollars for ghost gas

Jul 9, 2007
A quick science lesson this morning: The volume of gas expands in heat. Retail gas prices are based on a temperature of 60 degrees. That means when it's hotter you're paying the same price for less gas. Sam Eaton has more details.

Parents make easy prey

Jul 9, 2007
Most moms and dads these days are over-tired, over-stressed and over-worried that they're not doing the right thing when it comes to raising their kids, says author Susan Gregory Thomas. And, she says, that makes them easy targets for marketers.

Boeing's Dreamliner come true

Jul 9, 2007
The sleek, new Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first public appearance yesterday in Everett, Washington, but the event had an international flair befitting a plane built in several countries and bound for several foreign carriers. Jason Paur reports.

Wanted: Parts for clean energy

Jul 9, 2007
There's been such a demand for clean, renewable energy in recent years that parts makers around the world are running short on the stuff windmills are made of, reports today's Wall Street Journal. Stephen Beard has details.

Zimbabwe in crisis

Jul 9, 2007
Citizens of Zimbabwe have been faced with staggering 4,000% inflation, but President Robert Mugabe's latest move to address the situation is about to leave the African nation without food or gas to buy at any price. Gretchen Wilson fills us in.

Baseball's newest position: translator

Jul 9, 2007
Major League Baseball's rosters are increasingly being filled by foreign-born players, and that trend has translated into a new job opportunity for people fluent in certain languages, including baseball, Nancy Farghalli reports.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Kazuhiro Sasaki talks with pitching coach Bryan Price  through interpreter Allen Turner during 2002 spring training workouts.
Roy Dabner/AFP/Getty Images

Troop withdrawal back up for debate

Jul 9, 2007
There's a $650 billion defense authorization bill on the Senate's table, and with $130 billion earmarked to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops' presence there is fair game for debate again. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Best stock prices guaranteed

Jul 9, 2007
New rules go into effect on U.S. markets today. They're designed to make sure that everyone gets the best stock price available, no matter how big or small the transaction. Good for small-time investors, but maybe not for everyone. Janet Babin explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC