Aug 28, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 28, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 28, 2009

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AIG turns to ousted chief for help

Aug 28, 2009
There is talk that AIG may be reconciling with its former head, who was pushed out of the troubled insurance company in 2005. Steve Henn reports.

Why are natural gas prices down?

Aug 28, 2009
Natural gas prices have dipped to a seven-year low. That's bad for business, but what does it mean for consumers? Sam Eaton reports.

More artists see the music in TV ads

Aug 28, 2009
Musicians used to shy away from selling songs to commercials, but changes in the record industry have made many artists reconsider. Rafael Cohen reports.

Brits fret over GDP, biz investment

Aug 28, 2009
Britain's GDP figures are marginally better than expected, but there's no sign of widespread rejoicing. Why? Stephen Beard reports.

VH1 rethinks reality TV after incident

Aug 28, 2009
After having a contestant on one of its reality shows become a murder suspect who then committed suicide, VH1 is now considering cleaning up its act. Mitchell Hartman reports.

China ramps up foreign investing

Aug 28, 2009
China has announced plans to boost overseas bets, and a good chunk of it could be coming to the U.S. Scott Tong reports.

Chrysler reverses direction on lawsuits

Aug 28, 2009
When Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, the plan was for the automaker to leave all of its old liabilities behind, including lawsuits filed on behalf of injured customers. But that plan has changed. Steve Henn reports.

Things looking up for high tech

Aug 28, 2009
Bill Kreher, technology analyst with Edward Jones, talks with Bill Radke about what the positive outlook for Intel and rebound talk for Dell and Hewlett-Packard means for U.S. high tech.

Will the savings rate keep decreasing?

Aug 28, 2009
Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about how much Cash for Clunkers helped to increase consumer spending in July, and the latest incomes and savings stats.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC