Oct 25, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 25, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 25, 2010

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Iceland turns from banks to freedom of speech

Oct 25, 2010
Iceland wants companies from around the world to set up their servers there and publish material online without the fear of ruinous lawsuits or censorship. Stephen Beard reports.

Children are next to join a gym

Oct 25, 2010
This week, we're looking at sustainable jobs. Adriene Hill reports on a career that's growing almost as fast as its littlest clients.

"Cutting the cord" on cable

Oct 25, 2010
Problems with cable providers are encouraging television watchers to cancel their cable subscription for a more modern approach to television. Alisa Roth reports.

USDA crop reports disappoint traders

Oct 25, 2010
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold its annual meeting with traders who rely on the agency's crop reports. And some of them are frustrated with the accuracy of the reports they've been getting lately. Eve Troeh explains.

U.K. investigates Google's potential breach of privacy

Oct 25, 2010
Google is in trouble for what could be a major breach of privacy. The California-based search engine has admitted it intercepted private emails from around Britain. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

Bank of America to resume foreclosures

Oct 25, 2010
Bank of America says it'll resume foreclosures in almost two dozen states this week. The bank had halted foreclosures nationwide after discovering problems with paperwork. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Geithner encourages trade balances at G-20

Oct 25, 2010
At the G-20 meeting this weekend, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner encouraged global finance ministers to agree on a proposal to curb trade imbalances. Rob Schmitz reports.

New Zealand protests to keep "The Hobbit"

Oct 25, 2010
Thousands of New Zealanders have taken to the streets to demand that two films in the "Hobbit" franchise continue filming in New Zealand.

Bernanke speaks to mortgages and finance at FDIC symposium

Oct 25, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is speaking this morning at an FDIC symposium, looking at mortgages and finance. Hugh Johnson joins Steve Chiotakis to discuss.

Bernanke says the Fed will investigate lender documentation

Oct 25, 2010
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says that the Fed is going going to look into whether lenders cut corners on documentation.

Sales of existing homes up 10 percent, says National Association of Realtors

Oct 25, 2010
The National Association of Realtors announced that sales of existing homes were up 10 percent last month, though it's still well-short of what's normal for this time of year. Part of the problem, is uncertainty over shoddy paperwork for some foreclosures.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC