Jul 5, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Segments From this episode

Carmageddon in L.A.!

Jul 5, 2011
405 freeway shut down expected to snarl roadways and business in the L.A. metro area.

Solar power tax breaks set to expire

Jul 5, 2011
As Congress tightens up the federal budget, some federal subsidies for solar power are likely to disappear. That would hamper exponential growth in the industry.

Verizon to unveil capped mobile data plans

Jul 5, 2011
The company is getting its heaviest data users to help pay the bills. Soon, though, capped plans could apply to everyone.

Tour buses work to protect China's national parks

Jul 5, 2011
As China prospers, more and more people get to visit the country's national parks. Tour buses may be a factor in protecting the environment.

Carmakers, White House haggle over tailpipe emission standards

Jul 5, 2011
Newly proposed regulations could require American cars and trucks to reach 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025

Airlines take on EU over carbon emissions

Jul 5, 2011
United and American airlines challenge a plan that would limit the amount of carbon planes can emit on flights to and from Europe

Rare earth minerals may not be so rare

Jul 5, 2011
Researchers from Japan uncover vast underwater deposits of the key materials used to make gadgets from smart phones to laptops, threatening China's dominance as a supplier

British journalists, officials denounce phone hacking by tabloid

Jul 5, 2011
Britain's News of the World tabloid comes under intense pressure after it hacked into the phone messages of a missing girl interfering with a police investigation

Markets unrattled by debt ceiling debate in Congress

Jul 5, 2011
But if negotiations fall apart, investors will sell off treasuries, scoop up credit default swaps, and bank stocks will take a beating

Crews rush to clean up Exxon pipeline spill on Yellowstone River

Jul 5, 2011
Montana's tourism business, and drinking water in cities downstream, are on the line as crews race to clean up oil spill along the Yellowstone River

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC