Sep 23, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 23, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 23, 2011

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Solar industry will survive Solyndra controversy

Sep 23, 2011
But green investments may be harder to come by in the future.

Barcelona tussles over bullfighting ban

Sep 23, 2011
Catalonia recently voted to ban bullfighting; it's the first Spanish region to do so. Some agree the practice is outdated, others argue about the loss of jobs.

What's causing a national drug shortage?

Sep 23, 2011
Congress will convene with doctors, hospitals and drugmakers today to talk about what to do about the drug shortage in this country right now.

Why non-communicable diseases overseas can affect the U.S.

Sep 23, 2011
Emerging countries are developing the same sorts of diseases that plague us here in the U.S. Keeping them healthy will keep us healthy too, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. and European debt woes create vicious market cycle

Sep 23, 2011
As the economic instability in Europe worsens, the U.S. is in no shape to set an example of effective government financial reform. That's putting global markets on edge.

TV shows account for big part of Hollywood profits

Sep 23, 2011
Movies are getting more and more expensive to make. The biggest studios in Hollywood now turn to TV to make the most of their money, with profits coming in from advertisers, cable companies, and streaming services like Netflix.

WTO says global outlook is 'increasingly uncertain'

Sep 23, 2011
One important indicator of global economic health is trade, which can quickly have a domino effect across the globe.

'Safe haven' commodity prices fall

Sep 23, 2011
Stock prices have been dropping around the globe in response to European and American financial issues. Normally, this would make gold and silver more attractive to investors, so why not this time?

Market volatility could remain even without euro debt crisis

Sep 23, 2011
The current ups and downs in the market are being explained by the compounding of the European debt crisis with this week's Fed announcements. But markets might not recover even if these issues are solved.

Mixing U.S. and global troubles makes dangerous market cocktail

Sep 23, 2011
Markets are once again going haywire this week, after investors were hit with the news of a possible U.S. government shutdown and a slowdown of Chinese growth.

Amazon tax bill in CA could encourage passage in more states

Sep 23, 2011
Today, Gov. Jerry Brown of California could potentially sign a bill that would allow states to collect taxes from internet sales on Amazon.com, and more retailers are next in line.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC