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Ethnic and sectarian divisions are complicating matters as international companies bid on Iraqi oil contracts. Reese Erlich reports the autonomous region of Kurdistan has already made its own deals with foreign oil companies.
Michael Jackson's sudden death was untimely for celebrity magazines, since many had already gone to press. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why news-oriented magazines like Newsweek have more of an edge this time.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was supposed to have taken off by now, but will remain grounded due to a problem predicting how the lightweight plane will respond to flight stress. Steve Henn reports.
General Motors is heading to bankruptcy court, and the automaker is hoping for a quick approval. Sam Eaton reports why it is unlikely the proceedings will be slowed down.
TheWrap.com's news editor Michael Speier talks with Steve Chiotakis about why Paramount is having problems despite two huge blockbusters, and what's in the pipeline for the studio the rest of the year.
GM's plan to sell off a major stake in its European division to auto-parts maker Magna have stalled. The automaker is now reportedly talking to other suitors. Stephen Beard reports.
Reporter Brett Neely talks with Steve Chiotakis about why the German Federal Constitutional Court delayed ratification of a treaty that is meant to strengthen European Union leadership.
Smith, Moore and Company analyst Juli Niemann talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether a moderate decline in home prices is a nice way of saying the panic is gone, and whether the consumer confidence report is more happy talk or happy news.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 30, 2009