Jun 28, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 28, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 28, 2010

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Clean-techs get cold feet going public

Jun 28, 2010
Electric automaker Tesla Motors will soon become the first carmaker since Ford to go public. The firm is one of a first crop of clean-tech companies that are trying to go public. But a bunch of clean-tech start-ups have canceled at the last minute. Why? Rob Schmitz reports.

Price for refined sugar hits sweet spot

Jun 28, 2010
Last year's sugar-cane crops were much weaker than expected worldwide, which sent prices climbing. And last week the price for refined, white sugar reached a 22-year high. Why? Eve Troeh reports.

Farm workers say: 'Take Our Jobs'

Jun 28, 2010
Farm workers are tired of hearing that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. Now one group is turning the tables and offering to put Americans to work in the agricultural industry. Jeff Tyler reports on the "Take Our Jobs" campaign.

Obama gets serious on tackling debt

Jun 28, 2010
At the G-20 summit in Canada over the weekend, leaders of the world's wealthiest nations pledged to cut their deficits in half by 2013 without stunting economic growth. With the White House projecting a $1.5 trillion deficit this year, President Obama says he's serious about tackling the nation's debt problem.

Reforms won't solve financial problems

Jun 28, 2010
Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the proposed financial regulations will stand the test of time.

How will Byrd's passing affect reform?

Jun 28, 2010
Senator Robert Byrd, 92, has died. The longest-serving member of Congress, Byrd represented West Virginia. And his passing may have an impact on financial reform as the Senate prepares for a close vote.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC