Sep 1, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Environmental report in China targets Apple, suppliers

Sep 1, 2011
A leading environmental group in China has released a report accusing Apple product manufacturers of polluting waterways.

U.S. solar industry is hurting

Sep 1, 2011
There were hopes that the green energy sector might be one of the stronger parts of the U.S. economy. But now Solyndra, a company the government invested in heavily, has folded.

Carmakers to report August sales

Sep 1, 2011
A volatile stock market and a hurricane are likely to have hurt car sales, but pent-up demand and aging cars have buyers in the showrooms.

The economics of restarting an old nuclear plant

Sep 1, 2011
The Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida had to close down in 2009 when construction there caused cracks in the concrete. It's now looking to reopen, but the costs have been piling up.

Regions' spending taking a toll on Spanish government

Sep 1, 2011
During the boom, Spain's regions, much like states in the U.S., went on a spending spree, building "ghost" trains and airports. But unlike the U.S., the central government is on the hook for all of it.

Where the jobs could be

Sep 1, 2011
As President Obama looks to infrastructure projects, there's no shortage of highways, bridges and other transportation systems that need to be built or repaired. It's work that will have to be done sometime.

Report: Goldman Sachs to stop robo-signing

Sep 1, 2011
Big banks have been facing big trouble in recent months when it comes to foreclosing on homes. The culprit? Robo-signing. Now, New York regulators have reached a deal with Goldman Sachs to put an end to the practice, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Libya begins to see its assets released

Sep 1, 2011
Bit by bit, frozen assets are being released to Libya as the international community begins to recognize the end of the Gaddafi regime. But why are some still holding back?

Pop-up store trend could be on its way out

Sep 1, 2011
When vacant store-fronts became an epidemic across the country in recent years, many retailers opted for temporary, pop-up versions of their stores. Now, that pop-up bubble may have burst.

Why is the AT&T-T-Mobile merger different?

Sep 1, 2011
Big mergers have been an ongoing trend in American business, especially in the telecom world. So why has the Justice Department singled out AT&T and T-Mobile?

International community considers fate of Libya

Sep 1, 2011
Libya's frozen assets are slowly being released by other countries in recognition of the interim government. Countries that have supported the rebels have much to gain -- in the form of lucrative oil contracts.

Job market remains 'tepid at best'

Sep 1, 2011
Today's jobs numbers show a slight improvement over last month, but the news isn't all good. According to Diane Swonk, the problem is not easily, or quickly, solved.

S&P keeps AAA rating on subprime home loan securities

Sep 1, 2011
Weeks ago, Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. from its long-standing AAA credit rating. And now, they are holding up their AAA rating on some high-risk securities that are backed by subprime mortgage loans.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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