Jul 24, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 24, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 24, 2009

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Regulators don't want to give up power

Jul 24, 2009
The White House wants to give top authority to the Federal Reserve, which would mean other regulators would have to give up high positions. John Dimsdale explores the regulators' contention to relinquishing power.

AP figuring out tracking stories online

Jul 24, 2009
The Associated Press wants to make sure it's getting paid for its stories online, so the media outlet is creating a registry to see who's clicking. Alisa Roth explains how the proposed system will work.

Is Obama winning health care debate?

Jul 24, 2009
President Obama has been trying to get Congress and public opinion on his side about health care reform. Is he succeeding? Steve Chiotakis checks in with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

Minimum wage hike not huge help

Jul 24, 2009
Employers aren't thrilled about the additional costs that will come with paying workers a higher minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Jeff Tyler also reports the purchasing power of the minimum wage isn't what it used to be.

Congress may stop some start-up funds

Jul 24, 2009
Congress is debating whether to allow government money to flow into firms backed by venture capitalists. Some argue start-ups can't make it without VC money, but that shouldn't cut them off from government funds. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Hospitals' EMR switch still has kinks

Jul 24, 2009
President Obama has encouraged the transition from paper to electronic medical records in hospitals, but the transition still has some way to go. Today one hospital in Milwaukee is working its way through a digital transition. Erin Toner reports.

U.K. GDP decline worse than expected

Jul 24, 2009
Though the U.K. economy didn't shrink this quarter as badly as it did the first, it's still doing worse than analysts expected. Lack of credit and consumer confidence are two reasons pinpointed for the malaise. Stephen Beard reports.

Creating incentive for school reform

Jul 24, 2009
The White House is expected to announce compeition for more than $4 billion in grants. But the money will only go to states that have taken clear steps toward reforming the education system. Alisa Roth reports.

Some tech stocks better than others

Jul 24, 2009
The Nasdaq gained more than 2 percent today in its 12th straight advance. But not all tech companies are ascending. Bill Radke talks to Laura Didio from Information Technology intelligence Corp about the health of the tech sector.

Expectations rise with the market

Jul 24, 2009
Some stocks have been doing better lately and expectations have gone up to reflect the mood. Steve Chiotakis talks to Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia.

Regulators disagree on financial fix

Jul 24, 2009
Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, SEC Chair Sheila Bair and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are testifying before Congress today on how to fix the financial services industry. And they do not agree. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

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