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Oct 20, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Segments From this episode

Weak dollar may help multinationals

Oct 20, 2009
Apple's earnings topped Wall Street forecasts, but it says the weak dollar didn't help. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about how a number of companies reporting earnings might tell a different story.

Payroll deductions to pay for care?

Oct 20, 2009
The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a briefing on bills in Congress that would let you pay for long-term care through voluntary payroll deductions. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Heroines of chick-lit turn a new page

Oct 20, 2009
So-called 'chick lit' has been one of the bestselling book genres since the 90s. But since the recession's hit, the ladies of chick lit have had to change. Eve Troeh reports.

Will replacing Vista kick up PC sales?

Oct 20, 2009
Microsoft is updating its operating system, replacing Vista with Windows 7. But will the move help boost sales? Bob Moon reports.

An oil supply crunch may be looming

Oct 20, 2009
Simon Taylor, founding director at Global Witness, talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about his organization's report, which says oil supplies are drying up fast.

China zooms to the top of auto industry

Oct 20, 2009
China has just rolled its 10-millionth car off the assembly line. Scott Tong reports the country is currently king of the auto industry.

Housing market gets hammered

Oct 20, 2009
Chris Mayer from Columbia University's Business School talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about why applications for building permits have dropped and what's going on with the first-time home buyer tax break program.

Why Wall Street won't be at fundraisers

Oct 20, 2009
President Obama will headline two Democratic fundraisers in New York, but only about a third of the donors coming will be from the financial industry. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Defense contractors face lean times

Oct 20, 2009
Giant military contractor Lockheed Martin reported a healthy third-quarter profit. But it's still a tough environment for defense contractors. John Dimsdale reports.

Why is the price of oil rising?

Oct 20, 2009
Oil crossed $80 a barrel overnight, the first time that has happened in a year. Stephen Beard reports on the outlook for oil.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC