Aug 31, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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U.S. may grade car fuel economy

Aug 31, 2010
The Obama administration is considering using a grading system for the sales of cars based on fuel economy. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about how the idea will work and what the reaction is.

Low bond yields may buy spending time

Aug 31, 2010
The government is borrowing more money than ever and it's turning out to be cheaper than ever for taxpayers, too. That's because yields -- the interest that investors are paid on government bonds -- are at record lows. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Losing season, housing hurt rooftop biz

Aug 31, 2010
Some fans of the Chicago Cubs watch games at Wrigley Field from rooftops on apartment building adjacent to the ball park. But business for owners who charge fans for the view has been tough this year. Tony Arnold reports.

Bollywood actor firm on butt insurance

Aug 31, 2010
Indian cinema, better known as Bollywood, is one of the world's fastest-growing industries. It made $2 billion last year and analysts expect it to double by 2014 as more Indian films go global. The rising stakes have led to what could be the next new thing in Bollywood. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

Economic impact of Pakistan's floods

Aug 31, 2010
It's been more than a month since monsoon rains began to fall and disastrous floods inundated large parts of Pakistan. The Economist's Anjalika Bardalai talks with Steve Chiotakis about how the floods are affecting Pakistan's economy and how it might impact relations with western nations.

India's economy grows almost 9%

Aug 31, 2010
India's economy grew almost 9 percent this spring.

U.S. knocks China over aluminum

Aug 31, 2010
The U.S. is expected to announce new tariffs on Chinese imports. This time the target is aluminum. The U.S. blames China for illegally aiding its aluminum industry, putting American manufacturers at a disadvantage. Rob Schmitz reports.

A look at too big to fail, banking crisis

Aug 31, 2010
Juli Niemann at Smith, Moore and Co. talks with Bill Radke about why some big banks are acting like they're still too big to fail and whether the banking crisis is behind us.

Firms fret over pay ratio provision

Aug 31, 2010
A financial reform bill provision says publicly-traded companies need to release a ratio between the salaries of chief executives and the firm's average worker. Francesco Guerrera of the Financial Times talks with Steve Chiotakis about why companies say the rule is giving them a headache.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC