May 26, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Real estate agents dwindling in ranks

May 26, 2009
The proliferation of real estate Web sites has had an adverse effect on the number of real estate agents out there. But there are still advantages to using a real, live person over an online listing. Dan Grech reports.

Can Hyundai be a U.S. luxury car?

May 26, 2009
Hyundai is hoping it can bring up its image as a maker of luxury cars with the U.S. roll-out of Equus, which runs for $70,000. But experts say lifting the company's existing brand won't be easy. Jeremy Hobson reports.

What's behind that Energy Star label

May 26, 2009
Consumers rely on the Energy Star label to tell them which products are the most energy efficient. But how thoroughly are those products tested before slapped with the green tag? Caitlan Carroll reports.

U.S. cars have a little bit of China

May 26, 2009
If you ever want to verify the quality of a Chinese car, popping open the hood of any GM car might give you a clue. Many of the parts that comprise an American car roll off of a Chinese production…

Putting more profits on the books

May 26, 2009
Borders Books is hoping its new management will help turn store profits around. But some analysts are skeptical as to whether two finance pros will know enough about the book industry to get the job done. Amy Scott reports.

Where German banks could 'explode'

May 26, 2009
Germany's financial regulator warned that the country's banks could blow up if they don't seek the protection of the government's bank rescue plan. Their main concerns are toxic assets and a deep recession. Stephen Beard reports.

Markets reflect North Korea moves

May 26, 2009
What goes into the psyche of an investor after an event like North Korea's missile test? Steve Chiotakis asks Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Company in St. Louis.

Loan modifications for homeowners

May 26, 2009
The Obama administration has been looking to loan modifications to help some homeowners stay in their homes if they run into trouble. But a new report suggests they aren't stopping defaults. Dan Grech reports.

A new judge of the marketplace?

May 26, 2009
What could Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination mean to businesses, labor and investors? Bill Radke talks to law professor Donald Langevoort.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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