Oct 11, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 11, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 11, 2010

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Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7

Oct 11, 2010
Microsoft may be by far the biggest maker of the software that operates desktop and laptop computers. But in the fast-growing smartphone industry, Microsoft is stuck on call waiting. The company hopes to make a connection with the release of…

How is the phone book still surviving?

Oct 11, 2010
The Internet has hurt newspapers and the post office. And you would think you could add the phone book to the list, yet the telephone directory is still hanging on. Ammon Shea, author of "The Phone Book: The Curious History…

Trio wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Oct 11, 2010
The Nobel Prize in Economics has been announced and two Americans have won along with a British professor. Reporter Janet Babin talks with Bill Radke about who the winners are and whether their victory was a surprise.

No big discounts this holiday season

Oct 11, 2010
You might not know it, but it's the holidays already. Retailers keep cutting prices. You may see some good Columbus Day sales. But will we see killer Black Friday deals later this fall? Nancy Marshall Genzer checks it out.

A problem with Wall Street bonuses

Oct 11, 2010
A new Wall Street Journal article says some of the giant signing bonuses Wall Street firms paid out haven't worked out so well lately. Why? The article's author, Aaron Lucchetti, talks the details with Bill Radke.

A look at the currency issue

Oct 11, 2010
Jane D'arista with the Political Economy Research Institute talks with Bill Radke about what the issue with currency is and how to solve the problem.

Russia's attempt to inflate its military

Oct 11, 2010
The Russian military has come up with an inventive way to deceive the enemy and save money at the same time: inflatable weapons. They look just like real ones, they're easy to transport and quick to deploy.

Lots of currency talk, no action yet

Oct 11, 2010
The world's financial leaders got together over the weekend to diffuse a potential currency war. Reporter Janet Babin talks with Bill Radke about what happened at the meeting and what will happen going forward.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC