Mar 10, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Senate debates patent reform bill

Mar 10, 2009
A Senate committee considers a bill today on patent reform favored by big computer and Internet companies and opposed by pharmaceutical and biotech firms. Janet Babin explores the money involved and why the debate is an industry versus industry issue.

Consumer prices drop in China

Mar 10, 2009
Consumer prices in China fell last month for the first time in more than six years. A drop in global raw material prices and lowered demand for Chinese exports are just a few reasons. Scott Tong reports what Chinese officials…

Rwandan coffee pushes for distinction

Mar 10, 2009
Rwandan coffee producers see a way to get ahead by cornering a niche market in specialty high-quality coffee. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports what coffee farmers in the country need to do to preserve distinction in the coffee world.

Airbus coming out ahead of Boeing

Mar 10, 2009
Planemaker Airbus cut costs, solved technical issues and delivered a record 483 aircraft, ultimately beating out Boeing last year. But both companies could have trouble up ahead. Stephen Beard reports.

Closing the 'golden coffin' at Disney

Mar 10, 2009
Activist investors are trying to end the practice of "golden coffin" deals at Disney, which grant families of CEOs who die on the job millions of dollars of after-death pay benefits. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Lifting a tribe's fortunes with wind

Mar 10, 2009
The Lakota Sioux tribe has been measuring wind for a decade, and is working out a way to use wind turbines to lift its fortunes. Laurie Stern profiles the reservation in this first installment of a two-part story.

A list companies don't want to make

Mar 10, 2009
Credit ratings agency Moody's is publishing a list today called "The Bottom Rung," which details almost 300 companies most likely to default on their debts. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why the list is an odd one.

Don't throw out that paper resume

Mar 10, 2009
The job hunt may seem predominantly online, but potential employers and networkers can still find many uses for the paper resume. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why it's important to bring at least five copies along to an interview.

Citigroup's good news for Wall Street

Mar 10, 2009
Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit boosted Wall Street morale with a memo to employees noting the company was operating at a profit. Bill Radke talks to Cassandra Toroian of Bell Rock Capital about potential problem areas not covered in the note.

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