Aug 25, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Reaction to Bernanke's reappointment

Aug 25, 2009
President Obama has renominated Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term at that post, ending months of rumors and speculation. Steve Henn reports.

China refiner may be blacklisted in Iraq

Aug 25, 2009
China has been busy making oil and gas acquisitions, but one deal in Iraq has landed the country's biggest refiner, Sinopec, in political hot water. Scott Tong reports.

Money, money, money gets you a date

Aug 25, 2009
Times may be tough right now, but there's one area where the more you put in, the bigger the payoff. Sally Herships reports on how money -- lots of it -- can buy you love, or at least a date.

Bad news about the shrinking deficit

Aug 25, 2009
The federal government's 2009 projected deficit is expected to drop. But the news isn't all that good. Why? John Dimsdale reports.

Lotteries don't win in this recession

Aug 25, 2009
The Mega Millions lottery game is seeing an increase in ticket sales ahead of an upcoming drawing for a $250 million-plus jackpot. But the lottery industry isn't as recession-proof as it used to be. Jill Barshay reports.

Entrepreneur rides 'Bikes for Clunkers'

Aug 25, 2009
Cash for Clunkers has ended, but one savvy Oregon entrepreneur is trying to keep the ride going with his own two-wheeled variation on the theme.

German gov't furious GM may keep Opel

Aug 25, 2009
Anger is mounting in Germany against General Motors because the automaker may not sell its European division after all. Stephen Beard reports.

Bernanke's renomination eases markets

Aug 25, 2009
Analyst Juli Niemann talks with Steve Chiotakis about how Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's reappointment nomination will impact the jittery economy, and reporter Steve Henn gauges how likely it is he will be confirmed.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC