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Aug 4, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Why the dollar is falling again

Aug 4, 2009
The dollar has fallen to its lowest level since right after the Lehman Brothers collapse. Why? Jeremy Hobson reports.

More companies use social networking

Aug 4, 2009
Companies like Ford, Southwest Airlines and Pepsi are using social networking Web sites, and changing corporate culture to do it. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Regulators resist financial overhaul

Aug 4, 2009
Top regulators are on Capitol Hill today talking about the Obama administration's plans to overhaul regulation of the banking system. Some aren't completely on board. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

Swiss bank UBS suffers big loss

Aug 4, 2009
Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, is posting a higher than expected loss for its second quarter. Christopher Werth reports.

Health care overhaul leads to ad war

Aug 4, 2009
Debate over the health care system overhaul is being fought on an advertising battlefield. And Steve Henn reports not everyone is playing fair.

GM puts Europe on cruise control

Aug 4, 2009
Germany's government is scheduled to hold talks with final bidders for GM's European operations, also known as Opel. But GM doesn't see much growth potential in Europe. Jill Barshay reports.

There's growth for green prefab homes

Aug 4, 2009
Glossy home magazines once celebrated the rise of modern prefab architecture with its clean lines and green materials. Then the housing market crashed. But green prefab isn't dead. Sam Eaton reports.

Troubled Northern Rock to split up

Aug 4, 2009
David Shirreff, British business correspondent for the Economist, talks with Bill Radke about potential repercussions Northern Rock may face and what U.S. banks can learn from the bank's failure.

Will outing spotty loan servicers work?

Aug 4, 2009
The Obama administration wants to publicly out loan-servicing companies that aren't doing enough to help homeowners eligible for the government's loan modification program. How effective would that be? Bill Radke talks to professor Chris Mayer.

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