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Jun 19, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Microsoft has unveiled its new tablet, called Surface. But will it be enough to compete with Apple and other tech giants? In a New York courtroom today, a famous Oklahoma City company called Kerr-McGee is being sued for $25 billion…

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Google releases latest Transparency Report

Jun 19, 2012
Google has released its latest report on what kinds of requests government agencies from around the world put in to remove certain content.

The private sector's role in fighting climate change

Jun 19, 2012
Yvo deBoer, co-writer of the original Kyoto Protocol, talks about the Rio+20 Earth Summit, how climate change is being perceived in the global community, and names a surprising country that's making the best sustainable efforts right now.

PODCAST: G20 meets in Mexico, Google gives transparency to the world

Jun 19, 2012
Microsoft has unveiled its new tablet, called Surface. But will it be enough to compete with Apple and other tech giants? In a New York courtroom today, a famous Oklahoma City company called Kerr-McGee is being sued for $25 billion…
Heads of the G20 leading economies take their positions after arriving for the family photo of the G20 summit, at the convention center in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18, 2012.
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Anadarko trial spotlights Oklahoma City oil dynasty

Jun 19, 2012
Kerr-McGee, a subsidiary of the giant oil and gas company Anadarko, is being sued for $25 billion in New York City. The company's long history and pedigree resemble a script from the old and recently resurrected TV series "Dallas."

A mixed picture in housing

Jun 19, 2012
The latest news in the housing market: New home construction fell last month, but building permits were up to their highest level since 2008.

Housing market improving, slightly

Jun 19, 2012
Home sales are increasing in some parts of the country, but the housing market is still below normal.

Walgreens to buy major stake in drugstore chain Boots

Jun 19, 2012
The merger would result in the first truly global pharmacy drugstore business with 11,000 stores in 12 countries.

Microsoft unveils new Surface tablet

Jun 19, 2012
There's a new tablet in town. It's called the Surface, and it's Microsoft's answer to the iPad. But will the new product, complete with a keyboard and running Windows, be able to compete in the tablet market?

Spain in trouble as borrowing costs rise over 7%

Jun 19, 2012
If yesterday was all about Greece, today belongs to Spain. Concern about Spanish banks has pushed the government's borrowing costs over 7 percent. That's a level that pushed other smaller European countries -- like Greece -- over the edge.

Microsoft announces Surface tablet with few details

Jun 19, 2012
Microsoft's new tablet computer, the Surface, looks kind of like an iPad, but it runs Windows and has a keyboard. It was unveiled yesterday at a very Apple-esque event.

British beach shack sells for $270,000

Jun 19, 2012
This might be a hard story for you to hear if your house has lost value in the last few years. But there are some places where the housing market is still pretty overheated -- like a small corner of…

Volkswagen sets out to double U.S. sales

Jun 19, 2012
Volkswagen wants to sell 800,000 cars and trucks a year in the U.S. by 2018. That's an ambitious goal: it's more than twice what German automaker sells here today.

Microsoft has unveiled its new tablet, called Surface. But will it be enough to compete with Apple and other tech giants? In a New York courtroom today, a famous Oklahoma City company called Kerr-McGee is being sued for $25 billion for environmental pollution. And speaking of the environment, tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, the United Nations is holding a big conference on sustainable development.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC