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Jul 18, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 18, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 18, 2011

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Blood supply is running low

Jul 18, 2011
Blood donation levels in May and June were at the lowest in a dozen years. Donations are usually provided by volunteers, but how much is blood actually worth?

Airlines try to market fees as perks

Jul 18, 2011
Now that passengers are used to bringing carry-on luggage and packing their own lunches, airlines are finding new ways to get them to spend.

Talks start over union elections

Jul 18, 2011
Unions say the election process to unionize workplaces is too slow. Employers say they're being railroaded.

Spain's profitable national lottery goes public

Jul 18, 2011
La Loteria is a venerable Spanish institution but it's about to be sold off as the cash-strapped Spanish government seeks to cut its debt.

Richard Cordray new pick for consumer bureau head

Jul 18, 2011
President Obama today will not announce Elizabeth Warren to be his nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is expected to get the nomination.

Analysts dismiss flawed stress tests

Jul 18, 2011
In a series of stress tests conducting in Europe, 82 out of 90 European banks were deemed strong enough to survive another financial crisis. But are the tests asking the right questions?

Phone hacking scandal reaches the Serious Fraud Office

Jul 18, 2011
British politicians are hoping to broaden the investigation into News Corp. over the phone-hacking scandal.

Is the ratings agency model broken?

Jul 18, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, talks about the ratings agency S&P's possible downgrade of U.S. credit, and what ratings agencies mean to modern markets.

Customers balk at Netflix price hikes

Jul 18, 2011
John Moe, host of Marketplace Tech Report, explains the reasoning behind last week's bump in Netflix prices, and how their customers are reacting.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC