Nov 9, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 9, 2009

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Public scrutiny over Comcast-NBC deal

Nov 9, 2009
There are reports that Comcast and GE have agreed to value NBC at around $30 billion, which may bring the companies one step closer to a deal. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports public-interest groups are worried.

Dodd, big banks at odds over regulation

Nov 9, 2009
Senator Dodd will soon lay out his plan on how to reform the financial system. Steve Henn reports Dodd's thinking is very different from what the banking industry wants.

Can the Trabant make a comeback?

Nov 9, 2009
There are plans to revive the Trabant, the cheapest and most popular East German car during Communist rule. Amy Scott reports.

Kraft turns hostile in bid for Cadbury

Nov 9, 2009
Kraft's bid for candy-maker Cadbury is below the price it initially offered in September. Why? European correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Bill Radke.

Court to decide what can be patented

Nov 9, 2009
Cutting-edge technology companies will be watching the Supreme Court closely for a decision on a case that asks what kind of innovations can be patented. John Dimsdale reports.

A high Texas Ratio is bad for banks

Nov 9, 2009
How can you tell how your bank is doing? One predictor is the so-called Texas Ratio. Alisa Roth reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC