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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 17, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 17, 2011

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New California solar farm could be major step in solar energy's future

by Bob Moon Jun 17, 2011
The Blythe Solar Power Project on the California-Arizona border will be the world's largest solar-and-steam power plant, producing enough energy to power 300,000 homes.

How the movie business has changed, for better and worse

by Marketplace Staff Jun 17, 2011
<em>Variety</em>'s editorial director Peter Bart talks about the major differences in Hollywood and the film industry since he was an executive at Paramount Pictures in the 1960s and 1970s.

Doctors' association to vote on support for health care reform

by Sally Herships Jun 17, 2011
Just like President Obama's health care reform law, the American Medical Association's current policy says most Americans should be required to buy health insurance. But the law also comes with requirements that could put small practices out of business.

College recruiting goes overseas

by Amy Scott Jun 17, 2011
Foreign students pay higher tuition, though some educators see risks if recruiters are paid by commission.

Greece replaces finance minister

by Stephen Beard Jun 17, 2011
In a move to quell violent protests, the prime minister of Greece has replaced his finance minister in a broad cabinet re-shuffling.

Wells Fargo to stop offering reverse mortgages

by Jeff Horwich Jun 17, 2011
The fourth-largest bank in the U.S. has announced it will no longer make reverse mortgages because home prices are too unpredictable.

Saudi women get behind the wheel to protest driving ban

by Marketplace Staff Jun 17, 2011
Women in Saudi Arabia are driving today as part of a nationwide, social-media campaign protesting driving restrictions. Dr. Fawziah Al-Bakr, professor at King Saud University, explains.

It's not the Greek debt that's holding things back, it's everything else

by Marketplace Staff Jun 17, 2011
Jill Schlesinger, editor at large at CBS/MoneyWatch, explains what the fiscal landscape would look like if the Greek debt crisis was addressed this weekend.

Finding the link between oil and Greece

by Marketplace Staff Jun 17, 2011
Chris Low, chief economist with FTN Financial, explains some of the factors that are brining down the cost of oil, and when we'll see the prices down at the gas pump.

ESPN: Green Bay Packers ranked 'Best Franchise in Sports'

by Marketplace Staff Jun 17, 2011
Peter Keating, a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine, explains this year's 'Best Franchises in Sports.'

SEC could file civil charges against ratings agencies

by Marketplace Staff Jun 17, 2011
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Securities and Exchange Commission could file civil fraud charges against some credit ratings agencies for potential negligence in mortgage-bond deals that helped trigger the financial crisis. Jean Eaglesham from the Wall Street Journal explains.

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