Aug 30, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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USC launches largest fundraising campaign in higher education

Aug 30, 2011
The private university in Los Angeles wants to raise $6 billion in the next seven years. Will it work in this economy?

Barnes & Noble posts another loss, not as bad as expected

Aug 30, 2011
One major rival is gone, but bookseller Barnes & Noble is still trying make bookstores work in an increasingly digital world.

Egypt's hydrocarbon sector remains steady

Aug 30, 2011
Despite all the political unrest that has hit the Egyptian economy, the one area that's still growing with local and foreign investment is natural gas.

Italian leaders may redo major austerity cuts

Aug 30, 2011
Earlier this month, the Italian government made plans for deep budget cuts. Now, they are again making changes, removing key tax measures.

China's ties to Gaddafi mean it could lose out in Libya

Aug 30, 2011
China's stake in Libya was threatened when the rebels began fighting against the Gaddafi regime. Now that the transitional government has taken over, Chinese leaders hope to gain back some economic ground in the country.

Europe considers sanctions against Syria

Aug 30, 2011
As the Syrian government continues a violent crackdown against protestors, Europe sketches out a sanctions plan that could include oil, infrastructure and telecom spending.

Qatar set to gain in Libya after early support for rebels

Aug 30, 2011
The gulf state of Qatar is set to gain both economic and political power in the wake of its support of the Libyan opposition.

Bank of America sells stake in Chinese bank

Aug 30, 2011
To prove its balance sheet is strong, Bank of America is looking to get cash, and fast. The latest asset it is selling off? A large portion of its stake in a key Chinese bank.

The true costs of Hurricane Irene still unknown

Aug 30, 2011
Estimates of the total cost of Hurricane Irene are already piling up. But where do the numbers come from?

Multigenerational home numbers on the rise

Aug 30, 2011
Reports show that the number of multigenerational homes in the U.S. have been on a steady uptick for the last few years. But is this a bad sign for the overall economy?

Home prices up slightly, but still not in the clear

Aug 30, 2011
Prices for homes were up slightly in June, marking a three month increase. But numbers are still down on a year-to-year basis.

Housing markets sending out mixed signals

Aug 30, 2011
Housing prices are on a winning streak, growing slightly for the third month in a row. But the numbers aren't all good if you take a step back and look at longer-term trends.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC