Sep 3, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Blood banks fight for high school kids

Sep 3, 2010
In Orlando, Fla., a bloody battle for the veins of local high school kids has come to a conclusion. Two rival blood banks were trying to out-bid each other for the right to hold blood drives at 19 local high schools. Judith Smelser reports.

The secret life of Howard Hughes

Sep 3, 2010
Author Douglas Wellman talks with Bill Radke about his new book, "Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes," which claims billionaire Howard Hughes lost his money and still lived happily for a lot longer than you think.

Russia extends ban on grain exports

Sep 3, 2010
Russia has announced it will continue to ban grain sales to other countries well into next year. Peter van Dyk reports.

Brits drink less due to downturn

Sep 3, 2010
A new study shows that the global downturn has curbed Britain's appetite for alcohol. Christopher Werth reports.

Noise -- It could cost you.

Sep 3, 2010
Noise may not top your list of problems that need to be solved. But if you live near an airport, work in a big city, you know unwanted sound can be a real problem. Jane Lindholm reports on the issue of noise.

A quick charge for Ecoliner electric bus

Sep 3, 2010
A new kind of electric bus hits the road in Southern California. It will carry a full load of passengers over 30 miles, stop for 10 minutes, and fully recharge its batteries. The inventor points out the obvious: that's a lot less time than it takes to charge your cell phone. Steve Julian reports.

Obama eyes tax breaks to create jobs

Sep 3, 2010
President Obama is considering trying to create new jobs with some new tax breaks for businesses. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about what the White House wants to do.

VIDEO: Acquisitions galore, BK & more

Sep 3, 2010
Watch Marketplace Morning Report Bill Radke sum up the week's news in a 60-second poem. This week: acquisitions, Burger King, Ben Bernanke, oil explosion, double rainbow

Jobless rate ticks up in jobs report

Sep 3, 2010
The latest jobs report has us down 54,000 jobs while the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6%. Liz Ann Sonders from Charles Schwab talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether it is surprising that we keep losing jobs and CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger tells us why this is the result of a "two decade party."

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC