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The Democratic Party of Japan gained a new majority in Japan's parliament in yesterday's general elections. Steve Chiotakis talks to Scott Tong about how the new leadership will affect the economy.
The best seats at the U.S. Open are usually snapped up quickly by big corporate sponsors looking to entertain clients. But companies are being encouraged to slice those luxuries from their budgets. Sally Herships reports.
When it comes to salt content, Denny's restaurant can put McDonald's to shame. And the lack of warning to customers is in poor taste with health advocates. Corbb O'Connor explains why the food there is so salty.
Hundreds of scientists, policymakers and corporate leaders are meeting this week in Geneva to connect the dots between climate predictions and what businesses can do about them. Sam Eaton reports.
General Motors is in final negotiations to sell the Hummer brand to a heavy equipment maker in Southwest China. But operations aren't set to change much yet -- the vehicles will still be made in the U.S. Mitchell Hartman reports.
An U.S. businessman is at the center of a corruption scandal that could land former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in jail. It's the first time in Israel's history a prime minister has faced criminal charges. Daniel Estrin reports.
Disney is paying a healthy $4 billion for Marvel Entertainment. Where will Disney see payback? Bill Radke marvels at the deal with marketing professor Ken Wilbur, who explains why this could indicate a change-up in Disney's strategy.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 31, 2009