Jul 2, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 2, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 2, 2009

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Cities sue online travel firms for taxes

Jul 2, 2009
Some cities are suing online travel companies, claiming web-based firms are shortchanging them out of millions in hotel taxes. Danielle Karson reports.

Why hasn't the stimulus created jobs?

Jul 2, 2009
Last winter's $700 billion stimulus package was supposed to help generate jobs, but so far it's done a lackluster job. John Dimsdale reports on what happened.

Private-equity firms' rules to buy banks

Jul 2, 2009
The FDIC is set to announce new rules on how bank buyouts by private-equity firms should go. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Why U.S. hasn't sanctioned Honduras

Jul 2, 2009
Several countries neighboring Honduras have suspended trade, and the World Bank has postponed millions in loans. But the U.S. has held off on sanctions for now. Dan Grech reports.

Reich and Zandi on how to fix housing

Jul 2, 2009
The Obama administration has tried a number of programs to slow the rate of foreclosure, but the housing market is still unstable. Commentators Robert Reich and Mark Zandi discuss other actions the government could take.

Online advertisers to police themselves

Jul 2, 2009
Online advertisers are expected to announce self-policing guidelines for how they collect and use data about consumers. Sam Eaton reports.

Eurozone's unemployment may worsen

Jul 2, 2009
Unemployment is at a 10-year high in the Eurozone. And many economists expect things to get worse. Stephen Beard reports.

A look at the unemployment numbers

Jul 2, 2009
Hugh Johnson, chief economist at Johnson Illington Advisors, talks with Bob Moon about whether the unemployment numbers are less worse than they have been in the past, and if they're surprising.

Silver lining in the jobless numbers?

Jul 2, 2009
Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management, talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether there is any silver lining in the latest unemployment numbers, and when results from the stimulus package might kick in to help.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC