Jul 2, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 2, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 2, 2010

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Relaxed licensing rules worry D.C. tour guides

Jul 2, 2010
Washington, D.C.'s local government is relaxing the rules for licensing wanna-be tour guides, which has a few of them worried about protecting their turf.

Google to buy travel tech company ITA for $700M

Jul 2, 2010
Google has made a $700 million deal to buy travel technology company ITA, a move that will help the search engine stay ahead of Bing.

VIDEO: Bad headlines need a good holiday

Jul 2, 2010
We didn't get the happiest news this week. So let's focus on Francis Scott Key.

Australia scales back plans for mining tax

Jul 2, 2010
The Australian government has pulled back plans for a massive, controversial tax on mining profits.

U.S. adds 83,000 private-sector jobs in June

Jul 2, 2010
Data out this morning from the Labor Department is sending mixed signals on unemployment. Professor James Angel of Georgetown University explains which numbers we should focus on.

Finland new broadband improves rural service

Jul 2, 2010
Now that Finland has made broadband Internet a legal right, service in the country's rural areas will improve.

Healthcare.gov already eyeing upgrade

Jul 2, 2010
Healthcare.gov has just launched and companies are already jockeying to create a new version of the site that will bring comparison shopping to health insurance.

Habitat for Humanity moves up in sluggish housing market

Jul 2, 2010
Nonprofit low-income homebuilder Habitat for Humanity ranked eighth in Builder Magazine's Top Ten list of builders.

U.S. eateries kick up marketing during World Cup

Jul 2, 2010
Pubs and eateries in the U.S. are doing what they can to pull in soccer fans while the World Cup is going on.

Officials cracking down on accreditation shopping

Jul 2, 2010
Officials want to stop for-profit schools from shopping for accreditation by buying struggling colleges.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC