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Oct 9, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 9, 2009

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Lawmakers seek to push credit reform

Oct 9, 2009
When Congress passed credit-card reform earlier this year, banks said they needed time to prepare for the changes. But some think they should start following the rules sooner. Tamara Keith reports.

New campaign to promote travel to U.S.

Oct 9, 2009
The House has passed a bill to launch a campaign promoting travel to the U.S. Elizabeth Threlkeld reports now the Senate is chiming in.

Anti-foreclosure program is not enough

Oct 9, 2009
Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about why a Congressional panel wants Congress to beef up rescue efforts to stem foreclosures.

Report: More foreclosure help needed

Oct 9, 2009
A Congressional Oversight Panel is warning that the government program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure is falling short. Elizabeth Warren, the panel's chair, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why the program isn't working.

Britain is world's new financial top dog

Oct 9, 2009
A new report says Britain has pulled ahead of the U.S. as the world's most financially-developed country. Stephen Beard reports.

A new way to tap into maple syrup

Oct 9, 2009
Demand for syrup continues to grow, but there are only so many mature maple trees to tap. So one researcher has developed a better way to get it. Ross Sneyd reports.

Small manufacturers seek credit help

Oct 9, 2009
Small manufacturing firms say they can't get credit, so the industry is asking Congress to offer new loan guarantees. Steve Henn reports.

Estee Lauder helps you look good online

Oct 9, 2009
At select Estee Lauder counters, the cosmetics company is offering a free makeover, along with a service designed to enhance a woman's online images.

Bankers don't back consumer agency

Oct 9, 2009
President Obama is campaigning for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. But the banking industry doesn't think it's necessary. John Dimsdale reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC