Aug 16, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 16, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 16, 2010

Segments From this episode

Russian wheat ban raises price fears

Aug 16, 2010
Russian farmers can no longer sell their wheat outside of Russia because of a brutal heatwave and devastating wildfires there. The export limits have raised fears that global food prices may skyrocket as a result.

FDA may revoke breast cancer drug

Aug 16, 2010
The FDA is expected to revoke its approval of the nation's best-selling cancer drug, Avastin. Health desk reporter Gregory Warner talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about why the FDA may take the drug off the market.

Some colleges fail in general education

Aug 16, 2010
A new study is giving colleges grades on their general education. And the results may surprise you: Harvard got a D, Yale and Brown flunked. Amy Scott reports.

China buying more European bonds

Aug 16, 2010
China possesses the biggest horde of foreign currency assets in the world -- most of them in U.S. dollars. But there are signs China has its eyes on the euro. Stephen Beard reports.

The world's two most popular things

Aug 16, 2010
Hugo Lindgren, executive editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about the magazine's current issue, which discusses what's popular. And he reveals what the world's two most popular things are.

Harley may zoom out of Milwaukee

Aug 16, 2010
Harley-Davidson is threatening to ride out of Milwaukee if the town can't bring down labor costs. LaToya Dennis reports.

China is world's 2nd largest economy

Aug 16, 2010
Japan reported lower-than-expected economic growth numbers, which means that China is now officially the world's second largest economy -- behind only the United States. So where does the Asian nation go from here? China bureau chief Rob Schmitz reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC