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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Jul 16, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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The difference between Americans and Europeans? We're buying new cars. Why war and wasteful spending seem to go hand in hand. And tonight, New York City is hosting the All-Star Game -- a baseball tradition going back 80 years. If you watch the players' mandibles, you might catch a glimpse of another tradition. Here's a hint: It led to the outlawed 'spitball.'

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The difference between Americans and Europeans? We're buying new cars

Jul 16, 2013
At a time when U.S. sales are soaring, Europe saw a drop of almost seven percent in the first half of this year. There is one bright spot: U.K. car sales are up.

It's baseball all-star (spitting) time

Jul 16, 2013
Spitting is an even longer baseball tradition than the All-Star Game, especially if it's tobacco.

Why wasteful spending and war seem to go hand in hand

Jul 16, 2013
A Senate committee takes up the issue of war-time contracting, looking at the huge amounts of waste and fraud during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A whole new place to eat McDonald's: Vietnam

Jul 16, 2013
International expansion is part of the fast-food chain’s business strategy. In fact, Vietnam will be the 38th Asian country McDonald’s is entering.

McDonald's tries to help employees budget

Jul 16, 2013
McDonald's teamed up with Visa to create an online budget guide assisting employees with money management.

The art in Walmart: A painter turns his canvas on store aisles

Jul 16, 2013
Meet Brendan O'Connell, Walmart artist -- or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O'Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.

Why it's a good time to be Goldman Sachs

Jul 16, 2013
Goldman Sachs reported its latest business results on Tuesday. Profits -- as measured by net income -- hit $1.9 billion in the second quarter, twice the performance of the quarter before.

PODCAST: McDonald's budget fight, McDonald's Vietnam flight

Jul 16, 2013
Why it's a good time to be Goldman Sachs. McDonald's opens a fast-food outpost in Vietnam. And a painter turns his canvas on Walmart.

The difference between Americans and Europeans? We’re buying new cars. Why war and wasteful spending seem to go hand in hand. And tonight, New York City is hosting the All-Star Game — a baseball tradition going back 80 years. If you watch the players’ mandibles, you might catch a glimpse of another tradition. Here’s a hint: It led to the outlawed ‘spitball.’

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC