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Jul 14, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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How high-frequency trading works

Jul 14, 2009
One reason for the success of financial institutions like Goldman Sachs is the emphasis on high-frequency trading. Jill Barshay explores how fast technology can provide a cutting edge in the marketplace.

Exxon looks to benefits of pond scum

Jul 14, 2009
Exxon is expected to invest $600 million to develop a new generation of fuels derived from algae. Mitchell Hartman explains the various environmental benefits to algae and Exxon's involvement with biofuel investing.

A softball field is better than nothing

Jul 14, 2009
Ballpark Village was an under-construction shopping district next to St Louis' Busch Stadium that was supposed to be finished by today, but at the future site only stands a softball diamond. Adam Allington has the story.

Bustling has slowed for online stores

Jul 14, 2009
The increased competition among online stores has forced many e-retailers to slash their prices. That's hurt month-to-month sales growth, which has been negative since February. Dan Grech looks into which Web stores are holding up.

U.S. targets credit-default swaps

Jul 14, 2009
The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly investigating a multitrillion-dollar financial market in London involved with credit-default swaps. Stephen Beard reports why this probe could be the start of a crackdown.

Stimulus revs up electric car batteries

Jul 14, 2009
Several U.S. companies are awaiting word from the Department of Energy on who will receive $2 billion in stimulus aimed at the electric car battery business. Sarah Gardner explores what's at stake for these companies.

That yacht is still within reach!

Jul 14, 2009
Not getting that big bonus you were expecting? Don't despair -- now there's yacht timeshare. Marketplace's Stephen Beard tells Bill Radke how it works -- though you'll still need about $3 million to start.

Good for Goldman Sachs, good for us?

Jul 14, 2009
Retail sales and Goldman Sachs earnings are both up. Is this positive news from the rest of us? Steve Chiotakis talks to analyst Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC