Oct 2, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 2, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 2, 2009

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GE in talks to sell NBC to Comcast

Oct 2, 2009
General Electric reportedly is in negotiations to sell part of NBC to cable giant Comcast. But it's not clear if Vivendi, which owns 20% of NBC, is ready to sell. Alisa Roth reports.

Will health care reform pass Senate?

Oct 2, 2009
The Senate will cast a final, formal vote on health care reform early next week. What are the chances of a reform bill passing? Pretty good, according to Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who gives Steve Chiotakis a congressional play-by-play.

Elkhart ready to roll beyond RVs

Oct 2, 2009
In Elkhart, Ind., once a booming center for the RV industry, nearly one-fifth of the population is unemployed. But even though sales have ticked up recently, the town realizes it can't rely on RVs alone. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Macau: It's not your mother's Vegas

Oct 2, 2009
Casinos in Macau, China made triple the take of Las Vegas in August. The gambling capital is thriving again as the markets rebound, but the town's American outfits lag behind the local operators. Scott Tong reports.

Health care meets and greets Web 2.0

Oct 2, 2009
Health care and Web professionals will converge in San Francisco next week for a conference on bringing health care into a savvier Web world. This could eventually mean cost savings for patients. Joel Rose reports.

Chicago vies for Olympics in 2016

Oct 2, 2009
If Chicago were picked to host the 2016 Summer Games, it would not only mean a billion dollars upfront for the city, but sponsorship money and a chance for projects to move forward. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores the positives of the…
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E.U. concerned over airline venture

Oct 2, 2009
American Airlines has been planning a joint transatlantic venture with British Airways and Iberia. But regulators in Europe have come up with a list of objections to the idea. Stephen Beard reports.

Job losses higher than anticipated

Oct 2, 2009
The Labor Department says 263,000 people lost work in September, higher than what analysts were projecting. That leaves the unemployment rate at 9.8 percent. Steve Chiotakis talks to economist Conrad DeQuadros at RDQ in New York.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC