Jul 6, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Regulators want airlines to cut back on bumped passengers

Jul 6, 2010
The Department of Transportation wants to crack down on the practice of bumping passengers to later flights by bumping up the airlines' fee.

Postal Service moves forward on rate hikes, eliminating Saturday service

The U.S. Postal Service meets today to discuss going forward with a rate increase and the elimination of Saturday deliveries.
Postal Service letter-carrier Raymond Hou sorts through mail along his route in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Israel's troubles don't seem to hurt economy

Jul 6, 2010
In a country where political and emotional tensions run high, the economy seems to be doing just fine.

U.K. draws up contingency plans for BP collapse

Jul 6, 2010
The British government has been preparing for a worst-case scenario over increasing concern that oil giant BP could collapse.

Get your degree in gelato-making

Jul 6, 2010
Gelato University in Bologna, Italy attracts hundreds of international students every year that come to study how to produce and prepare gelato.

Sumo won't be broadcast amidst gambling scandal

Jul 6, 2010
Japanese broadcasters are refusing to air the big sumo Nagoya tournament because the sport has been corrupted by illegal gambling.

Globalist Quiz: Major budget adjustment

Jul 6, 2010
Stephen Richter of TheGlobalist.com asks which of these economies will have to adjust its budget the most to get back to a sustainable debt level: Italy, Spain, the U.K. or the U.S.?

BP cleanup falls significantly short of what was promised regulators

Jul 6, 2010
Before the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP assured federal regulators it could clean up nearly half a million gallons of oil a day. So far, it's succeeding in meeting little more than half that amount.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC