Segments From this episode
Argentine soccer fans are passionate about their sport, so for the game to be put on hold for financial reasons is a big blow to society. But Argentine soccer clubs owe $80 million in back taxes and $8 million more in salaries. Dan Grech reports.
Rupert Murdoch's media company News Corporation is reporting a profit slide of 30 percent from a year ago. So, a subscription fee is coming to all of his news Web sites. Jeremy Hobson reports.
The Senate is likely to vote on adding $2 billion to the Cash for Clunkers program. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell talks with Steve Chiotakis about the pitfalls to the program, and who will get a boost from it.
State programs are being cut all across California, but one L.A. program is actually expanding. Summer Night Lights keeps parks open until midnight in some of the city's toughest neighborhoods. Jeff Tyler reports.
Marketplace's Scott Tong talks with Bill Radke about the dramatic, two-month long strike at a South Korean automaker and what it says about the larger auto industry.
Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Steve Chiotakis about some of the proposed changes that the White House is mulling for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Hackers attacked Twitter this morning and forced it to shut down. Tim Bahairn, principal analyst at Creative Strategies, talks with Bill Radke about how this affected Tweeters.
A Senate hearing will attempt to shift Washington's attention back to climate change. A new report says reducing greenhouse gases would have a modest impact on the economy. Sam Eaton reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 6, 2009