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Marketplace AM for June 12, 2007
Jun 12, 2007

Marketplace AM for June 12, 2007

Stories You Might Like What does adding 224K jobs mean for long-awaited interest rate cuts? We didn’t buy more in June, but we did spend more … The economy gained 850,000 jobs in June The arrow of the U.S. economy is pointing to recession Record gas prices pump in record profits What’s the Fed thinking?

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Ford ready to toss luxury out the window

Jun 12, 2007
The automaker is looking to sell its high-end brands Land Rover and Jaguar. The move is probably about concentrating on volume back home says analyst Andrew Wright, but Ford is taking a risk driving away from the luxury and SUV markets.

Shareholders shouting over Yahoo CEO pay

Jun 12, 2007
Yahoo CEO Terry Semel is probably in for a rough day. The annual shareholder meeting gets underway this morning and a lot of the people in the room are mad that his pay keeps rising even as profits and stock prices sink. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Nicaragua hunting for investors

Jun 12, 2007
His country is desperately cash poor, so Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is looking for investment money any which way he can. But it's going to require some crafty negotiating, Dan Grech reports.

Bird flu's back

Jun 12, 2007
Avian flu has claimed more victims in Asia recently and that's sparked renewed concerns about the possibility of a pandemic — but not so much among the American public. Most of us haven't prepared at all, Helen Palmer reports.

Nuts & Bolts: Lessons of failure

Jun 12, 2007
Lots of small-business owners say they never would have succeeded if they hadn't failed first. Steve Tripoli brings us the common lessons of some failed entrepreneurs.

Sorry Budvar...

Jun 12, 2007
American brewer Anheuser-Busch has won the latest round in the ongoing legal battle with a small Czech rival over the use of the name Budweiser. It gets to use it on merchandise sold in Europe. But this is far from over, Stephen Beard reports.

Opening window to sue for workplace discrimination?

Jun 12, 2007
Congress is putting together legislation that would increase the amount of time workers have to file discrimination lawsuits against their employers. Supports say the current limits aren't reasonable.

Climate score: McDonald's 'not good' but winning

Jun 12, 2007
Some new corporate rankings came out today. A group called Climate Counts is scoring popular companies based on their response to climate change. It's starting with fast food and the scores are low. Really low. Sarah Gardner has details.

Millionaire justices

Jun 12, 2007
Recently-released financial disclosures show that seven of the nine Supreme Court justices are millionaires. That might be expected, but the ways some of them acquired their wealth isn't. Steve Henn reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC