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Aug 24, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 24, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 24, 2009

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Sony markets to fathers with 'DigiDads'

Aug 24, 2009
Sony has launched a new marketing site targeted to dads who read parenting blogs. The corporation is loaning daddy bloggers products to use in projects and then blog about their experience. Mitchell Hartman reports.

A market for the Maserati in Wisconsin

Aug 24, 2009
A luxury car dealership in Wisconsin is attracting some consumers with money to spend because of its sexy cars, including the Maserati GranTurismo S. Erin Toner reports.

Swine flu prevention may cost schools

Aug 24, 2009
As the school year begins, some are wondering how schools will deal with H1N1. Joel Rose reports swine flu could put a lot of pressure on school budgets that are already stretched.

FDIC hesitant about private equity

Aug 24, 2009
Private-equity firms are among the possible buyers of the nearly 80 banks that have failed this year. But the FDIC is reluctant to let them in on the action. Alisa Roth reports.

Clunker dealers dash for deal approvals

Aug 24, 2009
Cash for Clunkers has been a boon to manufacturers, autoworkers and dealers. But as the program ends, some dealers worry they may not be able to get their deals approved by the deadline. Steve Henn reports.

Signs of a U.S. boycott in Scotland?

Aug 24, 2009
European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Bill Radke about the release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of bombing a Pan Am flight over Scotland in 1988, and whether the Scots are worried about an American boycott.

Social Security checks may get smaller

Aug 24, 2009
Reporter Steve Henn talks with Bill Radke about why millions of seniors may see their Social Security payments shrink next year.

A preview of consumer confidence data

Aug 24, 2009
Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management, talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the Procter & Gamble-Warner Chilcott deal suggests there is healing in the credit markets, and if shoppers are feeling more spend-happy.

Impact of P&G selling off its drug unit

Aug 24, 2009
Retail analyst Marshall Cohen talks with Bill Radke about why Procter & Gamble has sold its prescription drug unit to Irish drug company Warner Chilcott. And health care strategist Les Funtleyder weighs in on what the deal means for the…

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC