Aug 30, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 30, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 30, 2010

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Mergers: Intel to buy Infineon unit

Aug 30, 2010
U.S. chip maker Intel is buying a division of the German chip maker Infineon to bolster its wireless technology business in a deal worth $1.4 billion. That makes August a big month in mergers and acquisitions. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks the details with Bill Radke.

What can Obama do about economy?

Aug 30, 2010
President Obama will be back at work this week, after taking 10 days off in Martha's Vineyard. A lot of bad news came out while he was away. But the president's economic options seem to be limited. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

New Orleans family keeps on cookin'

Aug 30, 2010
Five years ago, every restaurant in New Orleans was closed because the city was full of water after Hurricane Katrina over-topped the levees. But New Orleans' food culture has rebounded strongly since the storm. Eve Troeh met a family who found an unlikely way to keep their cooking alive.

Drug giant bids $18b for Genzyme

Aug 30, 2010
French pharmaceutical drug giant Sanofi-Aventis says it wants to buy the U.S. drug company Genzyme for more than $18 billion. The French are turning up the pressure for the deal, after the Americans rejected a smaller offer earlier this summer. Kyle James reports from Berlin.

China, Japan in spat over resources

Aug 30, 2010
China is publicly criticizing Japanese companies for not paying their Chinese workers enough. Rob Schmitz reports things are getting testy.

Half of world's top global cities Asian

Aug 30, 2010
Foreign Policy Magazine contributing editor Christina Larson talks with Steve Chiotakis about her magazine's latest issue, which ranks the 65 biggest global cities. Three are in the U.S., five in Asia.

Changing tax code to spur job creation?

Aug 30, 2010
Despite trillions of dollars in government stimulus and lower interest rates the economy is only in a tepid recovery. Is it time for something new? Could changing the tax code spark some job creation? John Dimsdale reports from Washington.

A look at mergers, personal spending

Aug 30, 2010
Julia Coronado, senior economist at BNP Paribas, talks with Bill Radke about what makes a good merger or acquisition.

States report increased tax revenues

Aug 30, 2010
New data from researchers shows the beginning of a turnaround in state tax revenue. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about why there is an increase in tax revenues.

Court to decide who owns L.A. Dodgers

Aug 30, 2010
Scott A. Altman, law professor at the USC Gould School of Law, talks with Steve Chiotakis about how the divorce of the L.A. Dodgers owners may impact the team.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC