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Jul 17, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 17, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 17, 2009

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Shaken Jakartans press on with work

Jul 17, 2009
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.

Earnings show tech sector struggling

Jul 17, 2009
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.

Auto plant closing could hurt Fremont

Jul 17, 2009
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.

Can B of A earn its way out of trouble?

Jul 17, 2009
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.

Celebrating 10 years of SpongeBob

Jul 17, 2009
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.

BA needs nearly $1 billion to survive

Jul 17, 2009
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.

Latest Harry Potter a hot ticket

Jul 17, 2009
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.

Bank earnings point to better economy

Jul 17, 2009
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.

Jolly numbers from the banks

Jul 17, 2009
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.

Nano still not micro-priced for Indians

Jul 17, 2009
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC