Jul 7, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Differences in Medicaid spending, state by state

Jul 7, 2011
A new study is the first to give an apples-to-apples comparison of how states spend their money on Medicaid.

HLN's next step, post-trial

Jul 7, 2011
CNN's HLN channel got big ratings while covering the Casey Anthony trial, but now that the case is over, it could lose viewers as well as advertisers.

A new plan of action for Fannie and Freddie?

Jul 7, 2011
A California congressman wants to combine Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a single entity. It would be smaller, and fully government-owned. But opponents say it would be too easily manipulated by special interests.

As debt talks resume, lawmakers tied up in tax debate

Jul 7, 2011
After weeks of impasse, President Obama and congressional leaders are resuming debt talks today in hopes of averting a default.

For some companies, the suburban landscape is losing its shine

Jul 7, 2011
United Airlines is headed out of the Chicago suburbs and into the city -- one of a rash of companies to do so. Tony Arnold explains.

AirAsia places record plane order to meet growing demand

Jul 7, 2011
Southeast Asia's largest budget carrier, AirAsia, plans to buy 300 Airbus passenger jets -- a record-breaking order that would make the Malaysia-based airline one of the world's largest carriers.

Interest rate riddles

Jul 7, 2011
The European Central Bank raised interest rates for the second time this year. China just raised rates too. But in the U.S. Not even on the table. Marketplace's Stephen Beard explains why.

Is job growth a factor in the White House debt talks?

Jul 7, 2011
As President Obama and congressional leaders continue to search for common ground on raising the federal debt limit, how concerned are the politicians over creating jobs in the U.S.?

Republicans, President Obama inch towards debt compromise

Jul 7, 2011
It may not be immediately obvious, but if you parse their words, both sides appear more willing to negotiate during debt talks this week. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains.

How would a debt default impact Americans?

Jul 7, 2011
Bloomberg's Mike Dorning explains how a debt default would not only impact the government, but how it would affect American citizens.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC