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Jul 6, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 6, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 6, 2009

Segments From this episode

Speed bumps in GM's new plan

Jul 6, 2009
Under its new restructuring plan, General Motors will sell assets such as its Chevrolet and Cadillac brands to a new company. But investors aren't entirely happy with the bankruptcy program. Dan Grech reports.

U.S.-Russia trade not booming

Jul 6, 2009
President Obama's first visit to Russia will focus on trade between the two superpowers. But a close look at current trading relations between the countries shows there's not a whole lot going on. Steve Henn reports.

The down side of NBA draft age limits

Jul 6, 2009
NBA draft rules dictate basketball players can't go pro until they're at least 19. Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad talks to Stacey Vanek-Smith about how this limits talented players who come directly out of high school.
NBA draft pick Ricky Rubio
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E.U. upset by Opel's new conditions

Jul 6, 2009
As temporary owner of GM automaker Opel, the German government is keen to protect the company's 26,000 workers there. But other countries in the E.U. don't like the rules set by the new owner. Brett Neely explores the caveats.

Online gambling could see better luck

Jul 6, 2009
A federal law passed in 2006 was supposed to put online gambling halls out of business, but one gaming group is challenging the law in court. Joel Rose explores where Congress stands on the issue.

Gauging Detroit's reaction to GM plan

Jul 6, 2009
What are some of the potential drawbacks of the GM deal? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Doug Bernstein, a bankruptcy attorney with Plunkett Cooney, who thinks the deal will sail through.
Flags fly outside the General Motors world headquarters building in Detroit, Mich.
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Helping trade in the developing world

Jul 6, 2009
Delegates at the Geneva Conference are reviewing a possible remedy for shrinking global trade. The "aid for trade" program would make life easier for poor countries by funneling the money to third world exporters. Stephen Beard reports.

Money for health care bill hard to get

Jul 6, 2009
Congressional committees are collaborating on the House version of a health care bill that will involve difficult-to-acquire funding. Danielle Karson reviews potential funding ideas for the plan and what could spark controversy.

Markets respond to more stimulus news

Jul 6, 2009
Stacey Vanek-Smith talks oil prices and the effect news of a second stimulus package is having on the markets with Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research.
Traders work the floor at the New York Stock Exchange
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The team

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