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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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Hospitals get in on health care reform

by Dan Grech Jul 7, 2009
The Obama administration has been working overtime to get industry support for an overhaul of the U.S. health care system. This morning, it looks like hospitals will be next to offer a deal. Dan Grech reports.

L.A. business ready for Jackson service

by Mitchell Hartman Jul 7, 2009
The city of Los Angeles hosts thousands as fans flock to Staples Center to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. Some businesses around the city see opportunities for extra cash. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Rise in repo comes with rise in crime

by Marketplace Staff Jul 7, 2009
With the economy hurting, the car repossession industry has been quite healthy. But the rise in repo has prompted a rise in violence against repo workers. Gigi Douban reports.

Filibuster may slow climate change bill

by Sarah Gardner Jul 7, 2009
Senate passage of a climate change bill may be tough because of the Senate rule that allows a minority to block a vote by filibuster. Sarah Gardner explores the main potential conflicts in the debate.

'Smart grid' may have safety blind spot

by Sam Eaton Jul 7, 2009
Microsoft launched a free program this week that lets you track and change your energy consumption down to individual appliances. But what's being called the "smart grid" may be leaving the door open to cyber attacks. Sam Eaton reports.

Why have oil prices been dropping?

by Stephen Beard Jul 7, 2009
The price of oil has fallen in European trading this morning for the fifth day in a row. Doubts about demand for fuel could be the main factor. Stephen Beard reports what investors are concerned about now.

To save cash, Ryanair gets creative

by Christopher Werth Jul 7, 2009
Air carrier Ryanair says it can cut another 20 percent off ticket prices by creating a "standing-room only" space. Christopher Werth explains how the airline CEO is using wacky ideas and headlines to the company's advantage.

Hospitals ante up for health care reform

by Stacey Vanek Smith Jul 7, 2009
Major hospital associations have agreed to chip in $155 billion over 10 years for health care reform. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks about the move with Julie Niemann, an analyst from Smith, Moore and Company in St. Louis.

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