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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 26, 2013
Jul 26, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 26, 2013

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It's the end of an era at Ford today. After 100 years of production in the U.K., the U.S. auto giant is closing its last vehicle assembly operation in Britain. Smartphone sales disappoint today at Samsung. And French workers strike for the right to work on Sundays.

Segments From this episode

Student loan interest rate capped at 8.25%

Jul 26, 2013
The compromise approved by the Senate puts a ceiling on the interest rates for undergraduate student loans.

Second Avenue subway construction undermines NYC small businesses

Jul 26, 2013
New York has waited nearly a hundred years for a second subway line on the east side of Manhattan. But protracted construction is hard on small businesses along the route.

French workers strike for the right to work on Sundays

Jul 26, 2013
As France is weighed down with economic trouble, a new group of employees from two large hardware store chains is demanding to work more.

Ford shuts down last UK assembly plant

Jul 26, 2013
After a hundred years of production in the U.K., the U.S. auto giant is closing its last vehicle assembly operation in Britain.

Halliburton admits to destroying oil spill evidence

Jul 26, 2013
Halliburton will pay a $200,000 penalty, but says it will not face any criminal prosecution for the act.

PODCAST: The fine Halliburton can probably survive

Jul 26, 2013
Halliburton admits to destroying oil spill evidence. Second Avenue subway construction undermines NYC small businesses. And what's up with the sell-off of municipal bonds?

It’s the end of an era at Ford today. After 100 years of production in the U.K., the U.S. auto giant is closing its last vehicle assembly operation in Britain. Smartphone sales disappoint today at Samsung. And French workers strike for the right to work on Sundays.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC