Jul 21, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 21, 2011

Segments From this episode

Captain Planet -- the movie?

Jul 21, 2011
Another superhero is about to move from cartoons to the movies, this time television's first environmental program for children, from the 1990s.

Debate renews on for-profit colleges

Jul 21, 2011
Hearings seek suggestions on how to improve success rates at for-profit colleges and also reduce high rate of defaults on federal student loans.

Las Vegas could lose millions over NFL lockout

Jul 21, 2011
While the National Football League is stalled by player-owner disagreements, bookies in Las Vegas are set to lose millions of dollars.

Will a second Greek bailout make or break Eurozone?

Jul 21, 2011
European leaders are holding an emergency meeting in Brussels today over fears that the economic instability in Greece has spread to much larger economies -- namely Spain and Italy.

DC walking tour: The CFPB friends and foes

Jul 21, 2011
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio takes us to the government institutions that can help -- and hurt -- the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

New Russian law classifies beer as alcohol

Jul 21, 2011
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a bill that officially classifies beer as an alcohol -- not food. It's a move that could upset the international brewing industry.

Analyst: No good way to prepare for Greek, U.S. defaults

Jul 21, 2011
Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, explains how temporary defaults in both Greece and the U.S. could affect markets.

Why the economic slowdown may help prevent heatwave power outages

Jul 21, 2011
With national temperatures hitting record highs this summer, energy experts express concerns over the nation's power supply.

What is a 'selective default?'

Jul 21, 2011
European leaders are meeting today in Brussels to discuss a second bailout for Greece, but the package could send the country into a 'selective default.'

U.S. debt ceiling plans take some shape

Jul 21, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, takes a look at the debt debates in Washington.

Product pirating hits Apple -- and Apple stores

Jul 21, 2011
Shoppers and workers at China's newest Apple store were surprised to discover their products -- and the store itself -- were pirated.

Congressional spat threatens funds for FAA

Jul 21, 2011
The Federal Aviation Administration could face a shutdown this weekend if Congress cannot agree on budget subsidies. The major sticking point is subsidies for small, rural airports.

Wall Street prepares for a U.S. debt default

Jul 21, 2011
Louise Story, business reporter with the New York Times, discusses her article on Wall Street's fallback plans if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling before August 2nd.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC