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Aug 3, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 3, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 3, 2009

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Milk prices squeeze dairy farmers

Aug 3, 2009
Milk may be a bit cheaper these days than this time last year. That's good news for your wallet, but times aren't so good for dairy farmers. Sarah McCammon reports.

Reinstated stock rules worry companies

Aug 3, 2009
The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq relaxed some of their rules when the financial crisis hit. But those old rules are back, which is making some companies nervous. Jill Barshay reports.

Familiar themes on Clinton's Africa trip

Aug 3, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon embark on a tour of Africa, where investment and government corruption will be some of the themes on her trip. John Dimsdale reports.

Did 'Cash for Clunkers' help auto sales?

Aug 3, 2009
The Cash for Clunkers program gives rebates to people who trade in their gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient cars, but did it help raise automakers' July sales? Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke how much impact the program had.

Why Cuba's economy is sputtering

Aug 3, 2009
Cuban President Raul Castro has announced that it will cut spending on education and health care to revive its faltering economy. Dan Grech reports on why the island's economy is hurting.

Small banks have trouble with TARP

Aug 3, 2009
Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan talks with Steve Chiotakis about why we should be paying attention to the small banks that are having trouble exiting the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Bad debt still holds Barclays back

Aug 3, 2009
Britain's second-largest bank, Barclays, is reporting about $5 billion in profits for the first half of the year. But despite strong earnings, it's still battling bad debt. Christopher Werth reports.

Why Schmidt is leaving Apple's board

Aug 3, 2009
Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Steve Chiotakis about why Google CEO Eric Schmidt is stepping down from Apple's board of directors.

What S&P crossing 1000 mark indicates

Aug 3, 2009
Mesirow Financial's chief economist Diane Swonk talks with Bill Radke about how big of a deal it is that the S&P 500 Index crossed the 1000 mark for the first time since the fall of 2008.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC