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Oct 16, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 16, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 16, 2009

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Measure may make unhealthy pay more

Oct 16, 2009
Washington Post writer David Hilzenrath talks with Bill Radke about a story he wrote that suggests health-care legislation now in the Senate would allow insurers and employers to make coverage less affordable for unhealthy people.

Wal-Mart, Amazon in book price war

Oct 16, 2009
Wal-Mart has slashed prices on 10 of the most popular hardcover book titles. The store is aiming at Amazon's core business before the holiday-shopping season. Steve Henn reports.

For hire: 'Glaswegian' interpreter

Oct 16, 2009
A translation firm in Britain is looking to hire people who are fluent in 'Glaswegian.' Huh? Stephen Beard explains.

U.K. invention show a display of ideas

Oct 16, 2009
Kane Kramer, organizer of the ninth annual British Invention Show, talks with Bill Radke about some of the inventions on display in London, and where they will eventually show up.

One step closer to reforming derivatives

Oct 16, 2009
A House committee has approved a bill aimed at taming the wild market for over-the-counter derivatives. Steve Henn reports.

Pay czar makes Lewis give up salary

Oct 16, 2009
The Obama administration's pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, is forcing Bank of America's outgoing CEO Ken Lewis to forgo his salary and bonus for this year. Reporter Steve Henn discusses the details with Steve Chiotakis.

Is U.S. doing enough for climate?

Oct 16, 2009
Robert Reich, professor of public policy, talks with Steve Chiotakis about what the U.S. will take to the climate-change conference in Copenhagen, and why we may have to cut a deal with China.

Buyouts play big role in bank earnings

Oct 16, 2009
Bank of America's earnings are expected to show a loss, but not all financial institutions are struggling. What's the difference? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Pedestrians pass a Bank of America branch in Chicago, Ill.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

GE's earnings are both good and bad

Oct 16, 2009
General Electric is expected to make a profit from its third-quarter earnings. But earnings are likely to be down over the same time as last year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

TV execs, MLB hope for big playoffs

Oct 16, 2009
The remaining teams battling to make it to Major League Baseball's World Series play in three of the four biggest TV markets. But that may not be enough to prop up baseball's declining ratings. Joel Rose reports.

Marketplace Minute With Bill Radke 10/16

Oct 16, 2009
Watch Marketplace Morning Report host Bill Radke cram all the week's business news into a 60-second poem.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC