Jul 28, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Jefferson County close to bankruptcy

Jul 28, 2011
If the Alabama county can't settle a $3.2 billion debt, it would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

Avon's door-to-door model adopted in Uganda

Jul 28, 2011
A U.S. organization is turning women in Uganda into entrepreneurs in their rural communities

No longer in the discussion: Jobs

Jul 28, 2011
At one time, Democrats and President Obama talked about ways to stimulate the creation of more jobs in the debt ceiling negotiations. Now the plans of both parties are all about cutting spending.

How investors can profit off a default

Jul 28, 2011
There are safe bets, and more speculative tactics

Murdoch media empire back in the spotlight

Jul 28, 2011
James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will appear before a board meeting of British TV's BSkyB -- the first meeting of the board since the News of the World scandal first erupted.

Report: We're going to be spending even more on health care

Jul 28, 2011
Think we're spending a lot now? A study finds that by 2020, half of all health care spending in this country will be done by the government.

Ford announces plans to expand India's Detroit

Jul 28, 2011
India is one of the fastest-growing car markets in the world and its drivers want a specific type of car: small, economical, and -- made by Ford?

Economy of Cyprus in peril

Jul 28, 2011
An explosion last week that took out the island's biggest power source and growing concern over Cyprus' exposure to the Greek financial crisis have resulted in a credit downgrade for the country.

Explainer: What is the repo market?

Jul 28, 2011
Stock markets have up until now seemed less than bothered by the nation's debt-ceiling drama. But the so-called "repo market" on Wall Street shows that confidence is wavering.

Better jobs number gives hope to U.S. economy, despite debt talk

Jul 28, 2011
Fewer people filed for unemployment benefits last week. Could that be a sign that things are turning around? Adolfo Laurenti , deputy chief economist at Mesirow Financial explains.

Scared of heights? No, your wallet might be

Jul 28, 2011
One of the world's tallest structures will soon offer visitors a stroll on its observation deck with your body tethered to the building, 1200 feet high. The catch? $184.

U.S. Census: Only 16% live in rural America

Jul 28, 2011
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau released today shows that rural Americans are growing fewer and older. But Demographer Kenneth Johnson says Americans are still moving to rural areas - they're just older Americans.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC