Jul 13, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Yogis bent out of shape over posing patents

Jul 13, 2010
The art of yoga has been in practice for thousands of years. So many practitioners are surprised that some are racing to the patent office to lay claim to inventing specific poses. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

Having missed the mobile boat, Microsoft name losing luster

Jul 13, 2010
Once technological juggernaut Microsoft could strike fear into the hearts of regulators when it announced a new venture. But being behind in the mobile industry, it's having trouble garnering the same reaction.

Investigation explores whether banks misled Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Jul 13, 2010
The agency that regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has sent subpoenas to banks that issued mortgage-backed securities in an investigation that could end up costing the banks billions.

Financial regulation would make brokers protect 'best interest'

Jul 13, 2010
A part of the new financial regulatory bill would change the way stock brokers and insurance agents look out for their customers.

American Airlines deal would up its trans-Atlantic ante

Jul 13, 2010
American Airlines is awaiting word from European regulators on whether it can coordinate its trans-Atlantic flights directly with British Airways and Iberia.

Portugal credit downgrade reminder of Eurozone troubles

Jul 13, 2010
The ratings agency Moody's downgraded the credit of Portugal today. Stephen Beard explains how this impacts the eurozone despite the country being a small economy.

Live Aid changed the face of fundraising

Jul 13, 2010
Twenty-five years ago, the Live Aid concert brought together a galaxy of pop stars and changed the business of fundraising.

How Steinbrenner changed the sports landscape

Jul 13, 2010
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner's contributions to the sports world -- financially and creatively -- were innumerable. Steve Chiotakis talks to sports business professor David Carter about Steinbrenner, who passed away this morning.

BP clean-up fund could tap into taxes

Jul 13, 2010
Money that BP is paying for clean-up could tap into the amount the company was going to pay in taxes in the U.S. and U.K.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC