Jul 9, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 9, 2012

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A new earnings season begins today, and all eyes will be on Alcoa, the big aluminum producer that is also a big bellwether for the rest of the economy. About 45,000 people in the U.S. will be pretty disappointed this…

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Virus shines light on 'click fraud'

Jul 9, 2012
An estimated 45,000 people in the U.S. may have trouble getting online Monday because of a computer virus. Hackers replaced real ads with fake ones, a crime known as "click fraud."

'Hard Times' seen from post-war suburbia

Jul 9, 2012
The new HBO documentary, "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island," takes a look at unemployment in the U.S. from the birthplace of post-war suburbia.

Largest maker of gas cans going out of business

Jul 9, 2012
What did in the maker of the ubiquitous red containers? A failure to heed the warning printed on them.

Cambodian Stock Exchange is popular, but has only one stock

Jul 9, 2012
Cambodia has opened its first stock exchange in decades, but as of now, it only has one stock.

Wall Street awaits Alcoa earnings

Jul 9, 2012
After the markets close today, everybody on Wall Street will be waiting to hear from the big aluminum producer Alcoa. The company's earnings are likely to give us clues about a lot more than metal.

IOC head questions McDonald's, Coke sponsorship

Jul 9, 2012
International Olympic Committee president Jacque Rogge is in a sticky spot. Asked whether he sees any problem with having McDonald's and Coke sponsor the world's biggest exposition of physical fitness, he admitted there could be issues with it.

As temperatures fall, farmers still worried about crops

Jul 9, 2012
The heat wave is cooling off. But in parts of the Midwest, that is little consolation to farmers whose crops have been badly damaged by the heat, as well as a drought that's being called the worst in decades.

How the heat wave could impact the U.S. economy

Jul 9, 2012
Temperatures may finally be cooling off, but hot temperatures and corresponding droughts are hurting farmers -- and that could trickle down to your own wallet soon.

Analysts expect dismal earnings season ahead

Jul 9, 2012
Today the aluminum company Alcoa kicks off America's quarterly corporate earnings season. Markets are bracing for disappointing numbers which may last through the Summer and Fall.

Tenants angry over Olympic plans for missiles

Jul 9, 2012
Residents of some apartment buildings in London are upset that the British military plans to put anti-aircraft weapons on their roofs during the Olympic games.

PODCAST: Olympic controversies, dropping temperatures

Jul 9, 2012
A new earnings season begins today, and all eyes will be on Alcoa, the big aluminum producer that is also a big bellwether for the rest of the economy. About 45,000 people in the U.S. will be pretty disappointed this…
A neon signs of Olympic sponsor Coca Cola glows bright on a dark wall during the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
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Wireless providers have doubts about texting campaign donations

Jul 9, 2012
About a month back, the Federal Election Commission approved a proposal to allow campaign contributions via text message. Both Obama and Romney camps have showed their support for the plan. But now Reuters is reporting that wireless carriers in the…

A new earnings season begins today, and all eyes will be on Alcoa, the big aluminum producer that is also a big bellwether for the rest of the economy. About 45,000 people in the U.S. will be pretty disappointed this morning when they try to go online and don’t have an internet connection because of a cybercrime called “click fraud.” And we speak to the director of a new documentary airing tonight on HBO about unemployment in an unexpected place: Long Island.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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