Aug 2, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 2, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 2, 2010

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Greenspan says we're in a 'pause' in recovery

Aug 2, 2010
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has weighed in on the state of the U.S. economy, and most of what he's expressed is worry.

Consumer advocates want more competition in casket market

Aug 2, 2010
A federal judge will determine whether the three biggest casket companies are shirking FTC rules and creating a monopoly in the death market.

House targets BP in bill involving offshore drilling bans

Aug 2, 2010
The House of Representatives has passed a bill banning companies responsible for the deaths of over 10 workers over the last seven years from obtaining an offshore drilling license.

Manufacturers hold copyright concerns in Russian WTO negotiations

Aug 2, 2010
President Obama wants negotiations on Russia's admission to the World Trade Organization finished soon, and some U.S. manufacturers worry Russia will be given an easy ride on counterfeiting.

UAE says Blackberry operating outside law, banning use

Aug 2, 2010
Starting in October, the United Arab Emirates will stop people from sending e-mails, texting or going online on their Blackberries due to security concerns. The move has prompted Saudi Arabia to take similar measures.

Geithner to 'lay out the path forward' in financial reform

Aug 2, 2010
In one of his first public appearances since reform passed, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will be touting the good the administration says the new financial reforms can do.

Senate will probe BP on use of dispersants in oil spill

Aug 2, 2010
BP is dealing with congressional questions about the chemical dispersants used to help break up the oil in the Gulf spill.

Virginia lawsuit means Obama must defend health plan

Aug 2, 2010
A federal judge has let stand a lawsuit that was brought by the state of Virginia against a key provision of the new health plan.

Credit cards will be replaced with cell phones

Aug 2, 2010
Visa and MasterCard are in talks with the nation's two largest mobile phone companies, AT&T and Verizon, to get rid of plastic cards and make charging completely electronic.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC