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Shriners Hospitals for Children are struggling to stay open due to falling membership and tapped funds. Today, the group will decide whether to close some of its facilities. Alisa Roth reports.
Equatorial Guinea's GDP has increased more than 5,000 percent since it discovered huge offshore oil reserves in the early 1990's. But Human Rights Watch says the country's half a million people haven't seen that wealth. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Earlier this week, we heard more government stimulus may be on the way. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell, who explores critics' concerns over another stimulus plan.
Officials are trying to find the source of a new wave of cyber attacks on Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea. There's speculation that North Korea is behind the attacks, but sourcing a cyber offensive can be tricky. Dan Grech reports.
Many G8 leaders have signed on for dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, but not everyone is on board. Bill Radke talks to Mark Kenber of The Climate Group, who released a report on steps industrialized nations can take to reach short-term energy goals.
Employers are increasingly scaling back company perks in order to save on costs. But some experts say this can damage employee loyalty. Alex Cohen reports why it's a smart move to keep some benefits.
Oil is down from last week, but still a lot higher than it's been in recent months. That jump in price has had a lot to do with speculators. Bob Moon examines the role speculators plays in influencing oil prices.
California has issued about $3 billion worth of IOUs this month. But starting tomorrow, many financial institutions, like JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America, say they're going to stop accepting them. Dan Grech reports.
Bill Radke talks to professor Peter Sommer, cyber terrorism expert at the London School of Economics and Political Science, about how difficult it is to assess who's behind the South Korean Web site attacks.
Retail sales for the month of June are out, and they're not looking so good. But indicators do show that the pace of layoffs is slowing. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets more market analysis from Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
British police have launched an inquiry into one of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers. Reporters there are being accused of hacking into people's cell phones to get scoops. Stephen Beard reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 9, 2009