Sep 6, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 6, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 6, 2010

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Disruptions in U.K. over Tube strike

Sep 6, 2010
Commuters in London are bracing for two days of strikes on the Underground subway system. London bureau chief Stephen Beard talks with Jeremy Hobson about what the strike is about and what chaos can be expected.

Retailers hope deals draw in customers

Sep 6, 2010
Retailers hope many of us spend this Labor Day shopping -- the holiday weekend is an important one for stores. Some schools start classes later this year and many shoppers have held off on back-to-school purchases. So retailers are pushing special deals and promotions to draw tepid consumers back to the check out line. Janet Babin reports.

Redbox rents 1 billionth movie

Sep 6, 2010
Redbox says it has rented its one billionth DVD. Mitch Lowe, president of the video rental chain, talks with Bill Radke about how he feels seeing Blockbuster go bankrupt and why Netflix has a much bigger library of movies.

Germany holds off on nuclear phase-out

Sep 6, 2010
Germany will continue to use nuclear power plants for longer than expected. The country had expected to phase out its reliance on nuclear energy in the next decade.

Gulf residents transition to restoration

Sep 6, 2010
Louisiana has cut a deal between BP, federal and local authorities for long-term clean-up of the oil spill. Officials say it's time to move from disaster response to coastal restoration. Eve Troeh reports.

Urban cruise explores commerce

Sep 6, 2010
Some cruises will have you sunning on exotic beaches and sipping mai tais with strangers. This one ferries you around cargo boats and power plants -- and still manages to stay afloat. Caitlan Carroll reports.

British Airways eyes more mergers

Sep 6, 2010
British Airways says it plans to go on a merger binge. London bureau chief Stephen Beard talks with Jeremy Hobson about what carriers BA has its eye on and whether the airliner can afford to do this right now.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC