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Jul 9, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 9, 2009

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Shriners hospitals struggle to stay open

Jul 9, 2009
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 not seeing oil money

Jul 9, 2009
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.

Why do we need more stimulus?

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.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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U.S., South Korea hunt cyber attackers

Jul 9, 2009
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.…

Where G8 varies on climate change

Jul 9, 2009
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…

Some company perks are worth keeping

Jul 9, 2009
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.

How oil speculators make a profit

Jul 9, 2009
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.

Banks to California: No more IOUs

Jul 9, 2009
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.

How to find a cyber culprit

Jul 9, 2009
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.

Situation improving for jobless claims

Jul 9, 2009
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.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Federal Reserve announces that it will be keeping its key interest rate near zero in New York.
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U.K. paper accused of invading privacy

Jul 9, 2009
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC