Aug 12, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Signs say foreclosure rates could fall

Aug 12, 2010
Banks took back 93,000 American homes in July, the eighth straight month of more U.S. home foreclosures. But there are signs the crisis may start to ease in the months ahead.

Confidence or economic recovery: What comes first?

Aug 12, 2010
Consumers might be suffering from a massive case of low self-esteem. But does confidence need to rise to boost the economy, or does the economy need to get better before consumer moods improve?
A pedestrian carries a shopping bag as he walks through the Union Square shopping district in San Francisco, Calif.
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King openly gloomy about U.K.'s road to recovery

Aug 12, 2010
Bank of England governor Mervyn King told the public the U.K. faces a long, hard road back to full recovery. Critics also say King is being over-optimistic.

China cools down, may be in store for 'lost decade'

Aug 12, 2010
The latest indicators say China's economy is slowing down, from production to manufacturing, and some economists say the country may need a decade to adjust.

Going green in oil country: Meet the Godfather of Solar

Aug 12, 2010
The story of how a newly elected state senator in an oil-loving Louisiana district set his state up with the strongest solar tax rebates in the nation.

TARP also bailed out foreign banks

Aug 12, 2010
U.S. taxpayers gave $300 billion to bail out U.S. banks, which ultimately helped rescue foreign banks in a globalized system.

Car dealers face higher demand with short supply

Aug 12, 2010
Auto sales have been improving over the course of the year, and car dealers are challenged with providing new cars after a long slump.

A high-tech solution to an older-age issue

Aug 12, 2010
A company in Virginia has devised an affordable, high-tech housing addition that could help families care for aging parents.

Germans vocal about timing of Google street view opt-out

Aug 12, 2010
By the end of the year, 20 German cities will have photos of their neighborhoods posted on Google, in the face of vocal protests. The search giant is offering a solution, but critics are questioning the timing.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC