Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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Carmageddon in L.A.!
405 freeway shut down expected to snarl roadways and business in the L.A. metro area.
Solar power tax breaks set to expire
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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