Aug 14, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 14, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 14, 2009

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Toning shoes hit the right stride

Aug 14, 2009
Many retailers are suffering during this recession, but some products are striking the right balance and actually thriving. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on a useful kind of shoe.
An ad for FitFlop shoes
Stacey Vanek-Smith / Marketplace

Winemakers want you, man!

Aug 14, 2009
The recession has cut into wine sales in restaurants, so winemakers are trying to find ways to attract new buyers, including one market the business had previously written off. Ethan Lindsey reports.

Chrysler green lights new dealerships

Aug 14, 2009
After Chrysler went into bankruptcy, it closed hundreds of its dealerships. But now it's planning to open new dealerships, and in some cases, not far from the ones that are closing. Jeremy Hobson reports.

What will UBS share about tax evaders?

Aug 14, 2009
Reporter Tamara Keith talks with Steve Chiotakis about the settlement between federal prosecutors and UBS regarding Americans that hid billions of dollars in accounts with the Swiss bank.

People still care for the fair in downturn

Aug 14, 2009
The recession may have put a damper on your summer travel plans, but it may be benefiting another summertime tradition: the state fair. LaToya Dennis reports.

Gov't tweaking Cash for Clunkers rules

Aug 14, 2009
Reporter Tamara Keith talks with Bill Radke about what the government is changing in the Cash for Clunkers program.

Bonnaroo boosts small Tennessee town

Aug 14, 2009
Betty Superstein, mayor of Manchester, Tenn., talks with Steve Chiotakis about how the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has helped her city economically and how it compares to Woodstock.

Brits rally to defend health care system

Aug 14, 2009
Many people who don't like the idea of government-run insurance often use the U.K. as an example of what not to do. But that's got the British on the defensive. Christopher Werth reports.

Big banks may pay more for regulation

Aug 14, 2009
The Obama administration wants big banks to pay more for its proposed regulation system. Tamara Keith reports.

A turning point in industrial production?

Aug 14, 2009
Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether we should be worried about deflation and July's industrial production report.

Boeing's Dreamliner delayed, again

Aug 14, 2009
Alex Hamilton, director of research at Jesup & Lamont, talks with Bill Radke about the latest setback Boeing faces with its long-delayed new jet, the 787 Dreamliner.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC