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Jul 21, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 21, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 21, 2008

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SEC nixes naked short selling

Jul 21, 2008
In an effort to keep stock prices from diving faster than they would otherwise, the SEC is banning naked short selling on certain stocks for the next 30 days. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Roche bids for remainder of Genentech

Jul 21, 2008
Pharmaceutical giant Roche already owns almost half of U.S.-based Genentech, but now they've bid $48 billion for all-out ownership. Stephen Beard reports.

Is the Fed still in control?

Jul 21, 2008
The Fed has laid out plans to get the economy back on track, but do they still have the clout to get the job done? Host Bob Moon asks Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan who the big economic players really are.

Senate considers oil speculation bill

Jul 21, 2008
The Senate is expected to vote on a bill to curb energy market speculation, but Wall Street analysts fear the measure might be too aggressive. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.

Iraq courts foreign oil companies

Jul 21, 2008
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is looking for outside oil companies to aid in tapping Iraq's oil. Now the foreign firms have to decide if the reward is worth the risk. Dan Grech reports.

Investing in a politician's future

Jul 21, 2008
For politicians, PACs are more than a source of money; they're a way to gain political clout. As a part of our continuing series on PACs, Steve Henn reports.

China limits cars to clear the air

Jul 21, 2008
Beijing has put drastic measures into effect to decrease pollution in the city for the Olympics. But how effective are the efforts? Lisa Chow reports.

Yahoo adds Icahn to board

Jul 21, 2008
Activist investor Carl Icahn is the newest member of Yahoo's board. Though a proxy showdown for control of the company seems to be averted, Icahn still has big plans for Yahoo. Dan Grech reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC