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Oct 12, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 12, 2009

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China, U.S. battle over African oil field

Oct 12, 2009
A Chinese state oil company may go toe-to-toe against Exxon Mobil and make an oil bid in West Africa. Scott Tong reports.

Cubs' new owners hope for fresh start

Oct 12, 2009
The Chicago Cubs are filing for bankruptcy, which is supposed to give a clean slate to the team's new owners. Joel Rose reports.

Meet Britain's youngest pig farmer

Oct 12, 2009
The British livestock industry has had a tough time this past decade, but one small part is flourishing. Stephen Beard reports on a 16-year-old girl who breeds rare pigs.

Opposition looms over consumer plan

Oct 12, 2009
A House committee is expected to debate and likely vote on a bill that would create a consumer watchdog agency for financial products. But there is opposition. Tamara Keith reports.

Looking towards bank, retail numbers

Oct 12, 2009
Jeff Saut, chief investment officer at Raymond James, talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the big bank earnings this week are a good barometer of the health of the big financials.

Americans win Nobel Prize in economics

Oct 12, 2009
Two Americans have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics, including Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the prize since its founding in 1968. Steve Henn reports.

Energy crisis is postponed?

Oct 12, 2009
Writer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard talks with Bill Radke about an article he wrote on the new advances in the extraction of natural gas.

U.K.'s plan to cut deficit gains criticism

Oct 12, 2009
European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Bill Radke about the British government's plans to cut the U.K.'s budget deficit, and why it's getting a lot of criticism.

Industry report may slow health reform

Oct 12, 2009
A report paid by the health-insurance industry claims that the reform bill advancing in the Senate may drive up costs. But Democrats are attacking the report as inaccurate. Steve Henn reports.

Will Toyota build Prius in the U.S.?

Oct 12, 2009
Toyota builds the Prius in Japan, but there's been talk of building the hybrid car in the U.S. Alisa Roth reports the idea is sounding more practical every day.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC