Segments From this episode
The bombs that went off at two hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia this morning killed at least 8 people and shook local confidence. Steve Chiotakis talks to reporter John Aglionby with The Financial Times about how area businesses have been affected.
IBM and Google reported earnings yesterday, and both companies are up over last quarter. But the tech sector is still suffering. Mitchell Hartman explores some of the low points in this week's technology earnings.
The town of Fremont is home to the only auto manufacturing plant in the entire state of California, and it may soon be closing its doors. Rachel Dornhelm talks to town residents about what the facility means to them.
Bank of America has benefited from its controversial buyout of Merrill Lynch. But regulators won't let the bank pay back their borrowed TARP funds anytime soon. Amy Scott explores why.
Nickolodeon's SpongeBob Squarepants turns 10 today, and the animated superstar can thank kids and adults alike for his success in the real world. Rico Gagliano reports how the show's content is able to resonate with all age groups.
British Airways lost $650 million last year, and it revealed today it's lost another $160 million in the first quarter. The carrier is also facing the additional threat of strike action this summer. Stephen Beard reports.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince grossed over $100 million on its opening day Wednesday. That's more than any of the previous films. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks that and other box office features with editor Mike Speier.
This week, many large companies reported earnings for last quarter, and everyone's looking for signs that the economy is emerging from recession. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores how close we are with economist David Wyss.
Bank of America and Citigroup announced this morning they've done extremely well in the second quarter. Steve Chiotakis talks about the recent booming bank numbers with analyst Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company.
Today, Indian motor giant Tata delivers its infamous Nano, the $2,000 mini-car touting four speeds, four doors and no air conditioning or radio. But the vehicle's cost is still out of range for many Indians. Alisa Roth reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 17, 2009