Jun 27, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 27, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 27, 2011

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Minnesota debates shutting down

Jun 27, 2011
With Republican legislators and a Democratic governor at impasse, Minnesota could be without a budget on Friday -- dependent on a judge to continue operating.

Where have all the coconuts gone?

Jun 27, 2011
Thailand's recent drought and unusually heavy flooding could dry up the latest trendy drink taking the U.S. by storm: coconut water.

Unsafe cribs will remain in use

Jun 27, 2011
New guidelines from the Consumer Product Safety Commission ban drop-side cribs, but some businesses can still use them.

White House takes over debt ceiling talks

Jun 27, 2011
Efforts to reach a deal to cut government spending and raise the national debt limit will move into a new phase today as President Barack Obama will begin meeting with Senate leaders to try and hammer out a deal.

Philip Morris fights Australia over cigarette packaging

Jun 27, 2011
The world's largest publicly traded tobacco company says an Australian proposal requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packages may be illegal according to international trade rules.

'Hot Coffee' burns tort reform

Jun 27, 2011
Susan Saladoff, producer and director of HBO's new documentary "Hot Coffee," discusses how a seemingly frivolous lawsuit became "the poster child for what's wrong with our legal system."

Albanian expats leave Greece for better opportunities

Jun 27, 2011
Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and for years, many of its citizens have fled to Greece to look for work. But as Greece faces one of the world's worst fiscal crises, Albanian workers are looking to move again.

Banks ordered to hold more capital

Jun 27, 2011
A group of central-bank leaders announced on Saturday that the world's biggest banks will have to hold more capital on their balance sheets to protect themselves in case of another crisis.

Economists hope for more 'adult-like behavior' during debt talks

Jun 27, 2011
David Kelly, chief investment strategist at JPMorgan Funds, discusses today's continuing debt debates, and what we can expect in the long term from a deal.

Supreme Court strikes down California video game ban

Jun 27, 2011
The Supreme Court said today that California's restrictions on the sale of violent video games to minors violates the First Amendment in a 7-2 vote.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC