Sep 27, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 27, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 27, 2010

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Obama to sign bill to help small biz

Sep 27, 2010
President Obama will sign a small business tax incentive bill designed to create new jobs. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about what's included in the bill and whether individual workers will see any new benefits because of it.

Local labs get priority in Gulf spill study

Sep 27, 2010
Months ago British oil company BP promised $500 million for scientists to study the oil spill's impact -- no strings attached. Now there are some. Eve Troeh reports.

What's next for Schwarzenegger?

Sep 27, 2010
As political races heat up around the country, a number of incumbents are getting set to finish their terms come January. One of them is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. With his recent appearance in "The Expendables," is a return to Hollywood in the cards? April Dembosky reports.

China slowing flow of goods to Japan?

Sep 27, 2010
Shipping companies in Asia say China has tightened the flow of goods from its ports to Japan. Rob Schmitz reports.

U.K. frets over biscuit brand takeover

Sep 27, 2010
The U.K. could be on the receiving end of a foreign takeover bid. The Chinese are reported to be stalking one of Britain's biggest food companies, United Biscuits, and it's causing a flurry of concern. Stephen Beard reports.

More sustainable: Digital, print media?

Sep 27, 2010
Newspapers have had a tough go of it. According to a new survey, only about a quarter of Americans read a daily newspaper made of paper. Nearly half say they got their news digitally. The decline of the daily is good for the environment, right? Fewer newspapers equal fewer dead trees. Adriene Hill reports it's not quite that easy.

A look at Commonwealth conditions

Sep 27, 2010
After weeks of horror stories about filthy living quarters and unfinished bathrooms, it turns out the accommodations at India's Commonwealth Games might not be so bad after all.

Southwest to expand with AirTran buy

Sep 27, 2010
Southwest Airlines said it's buying AirTran for $1.4 billion. That move expands Southwest's reach to more than 100 markets, and gives them a hub at the world's busiest airport -- Atlanta. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about why this move is a big deal.

Impact of undocumented on local biz

Sep 27, 2010
Federal immigration reform is probably dead for now thanks to election-year politics. Meanwhile, state and local governments have been taking matters into their own hands, passing laws to crack down on undocumented immigrants. Which in turn impacts local businesses, as Mitchell Hartman reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC