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Aug 17, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 17, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 17, 2009

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Mileage tax may fund new road repairs

Aug 17, 2009
Road repairs are funded though taxes on gas, but as more people buy hybrids, some are worried about what's going to happen to that revenue. Mitchell Hartman reports the search is on for a new method of taxing motorists.

California park visitors will pay more

Aug 17, 2009
California's parks department saw its budget cut by 20% due to the state's budget crisis. That means park fees are going up. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Why GM is cautious about sale of Opel

Aug 17, 2009
GM is still negotiating over where it will sell Opel, its European unit. Alisa Roth reports the big sticking point for the automaker is intellectual property.

Why Japan's economy is growing again

Aug 17, 2009
Asian correspondent Scott Tong talks with Steve Chiotakis about Japan's growing economy, after four quarters of contraction.

Situation with failed banks in bad shape

Aug 17, 2009
Seventy-seven banks have failed this year, more than three times as many as last year. Alisa Roth reports.

New rules for credit card issuers

Aug 17, 2009
Credit card issuers will soon have to give you more advance notice of when a bill comes due or a rate hike is planned. Some lenders are trying to get ahead of the new law though. Bob Moon reports.

Swiss bank secrecy may be damaged

Aug 17, 2009
Swiss bank UBS will hand over the names of thousands of American clients to settle a tax evasion case. Stephen Beard reports on what this means for Switzerland's bank secrecy.

Schwab may be sued over securities

Aug 17, 2009
Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bill Radke about the lawsuit New York state's Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will file against brokerage Charles Schwab over auction-rate securities.

Reconsidering public insurance option

Aug 17, 2009
Christine Arnold, managing director at Cowen and Company, talks with Bill Radke about the latest option being discussed in the health care system overhaul -- a nonprofit health cooperative to compete with existing private plans.

The team

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