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Jun 29, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 29, 2012

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Yesterday's health care ruling is being hailed as good news for people without health insurance. But more than 80 percent of Americans do have health insurance, and more than 55 percent of us get it through our employer. On Sunday,…

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American businesses watch Mexican elections

Jun 29, 2012
The outcome of Sunday’s presidential election in Mexico will affect U.S. companies there, like carmaker Ford. Some could benefit from promised economic reforms.

Wildfires stifle Colorado's tourism industry

Jun 29, 2012
As wildfires rage across Colorado, state officials are being cautious in how they describe the conflagration, hoping not to scare away its major tourism industry, like it did in 2002.

For Americans insured by employers, not much will change

Jun 29, 2012
If you are among the vast majority of Americans insured through your employer, the high court decision on health care probably won't change much.

Will health care law spur entrepreneurs?

Jun 29, 2012
Some say cheaper insurance could help startup owners focus on business.

European leaders reach deal to help banks

Jun 29, 2012
There's a big EU summit going on in Brussels today, and it appears leaders have come up with an agreement that may help ease the debt crisis -- at least somewhat.

Euro summit ends with two key agreements

Jun 29, 2012
A summit of European leaders has yielded agreement on two key points. First, the EU as a whole will lend directly to banks wherever they get into trouble. Second, there's going to be a new agency to supervise banks across…

U.S. head of Cigna on the health care decision

Jun 29, 2012
U.S. health insurance companies put in a tremendous amount of work for a health reform law that could have been vaporized. We speak to Matt Manders, U.S. head of Cigna, one of the country's biggest insurers, on the Supreme Court…

What the health care law means for the restaurant industry

Jun 29, 2012
One group of Americans that may be particularly worried about the Supreme Court's health care ruling is the restaurant industry.

Senator Rand Paul on opposing the health care law

Jun 29, 2012
Even after the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act yesterday, many outspoken critics of the law remain. We talk to Senator Rand Paul on why he believes the law is unconstitutional.

Euro leaders compromise on plans for bailout money

Jun 29, 2012
It appears European leaders have come up with an agreement to ease the debt crisis -- somewhat. And the deal rests on Germany compromising on how bailout money is used.

The initial economic impacts of the health care decision

Jun 29, 2012
After the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act yesterday, economists are already speculating on what it could mean for the U.S. economy, both in the short and the long-term.

Transportation deal could be reached in Washington

Jun 29, 2012
Lawmakers in Washington are poised today to approve a bill that provides billions for transportation projects and lowers student loan interest rates.

OCC to take closer look at JPMorgan's trading models

Jun 29, 2012
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is flexing its regulatory muscle and wants to review JPMorgan's risk models.

New EU bailout plan a victory for Italy

Jun 29, 2012
European leaders have settled on a new way to bail out banks. The structure will allow the EU to prop up troubled banks directly. It's the kind of change Spain, Italy and other struggling eurozone countries were looking for.

PODCAST: Europe makes a deal, Hawaii gets more tourists

Jun 29, 2012
Yesterday's health care ruling is being hailed as good news for people without health insurance. But more than 80 percent of Americans do have health insurance, and more than 55 percent of us get it through our employer. On Sunday,…
Ai Miyazato of Japan celebrates by dancing with hula dancers after winning the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf at the Ko Olina Golf Club on April 21, 2012 in Kapolei, Hawaii.
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Some parts of U.S. experiencing lifeguard shortage

Jun 29, 2012
From Tulsa to Minneapolis, cities are having a hard time finding enough people to work summer lifeguard jobs.

Yesterday’s health care ruling is being hailed as good news for people without health insurance. But more than 80 percent of Americans do have health insurance, and more than 55 percent of us get it through our employer. On Sunday, voters in Mexico will go to the polls to elect a new president and a lot of U.S. companies that do business south of the border will be watching very closely. And there’s a big EU summit going on in Brussels and it appears leaders have come up with an agreement that may help ease the debt crisis — at least somewhat.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC