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Oct 26, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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UNC wins EPA energy contest

Oct 25, 2010
The key to getting people to use less electricity may be competition. Six months ago the Environmental Protection Agency launched a contest to see which buildings could lose the most kilowatts. Eve Troeh has the results.

Some call foul on NBA players' salaries

Oct 25, 2010
The new NBA season get going with the tip-off between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. As our senior business correspondent Bob Moon reports, if you really want to follow the action in the months ahead, you might want to read past the sports page, and keep an eye on business coverage.

U.S. Treasury sells bonds with a negative return rate

Oct 26, 2010
The U.S. Treasury sold bonds yesterday that effectively have a negative rate of return. That is, investors paid the government for the opportunity to lend it money. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

U.S. Treasury sells inflation protected bonds. Why?

Oct 26, 2010
First, to the bond market, where the government for the first time ever, is selling inflation protected Treasury Bonds, Tips -- as they're known -- at a negative yield. In English, investors paid the government for the opportunity to lend it money.

BP says media exaggerated oil spill out of proportion

Oct 26, 2010
Newly crowned British Petroleum CEO Bob Dudley told British business leaders in London that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was exaggerated out of proportion by the media. Something his predecessor claimed as well. Stephen Beard reports.

GLOBALIST QUIZ: America's percentage of global oil reserves

Oct 26, 2010
Stephan Richter from theglobalist.com quizzes Steve Chiotakis on the U.S. oil reserves.

Ford to hire 1,200 workers, pending approval of tax incentives

Oct 26, 2010
Ford just reported its sixth straight quarterly profit, with a 68 percent increase over last quarter. Meanwhile, the company says it will hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan if the state approves tax incentives.

Afghanistan receives bags of money of Iran

Oct 26, 2010
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has admitted the country received bags of cash from Iran. That's in response to reports of deepening ties between the two countries.

Case Shiller releases housing index

Oct 26, 2010
Case Schiller released their housing index today. The price of single family homes fell in August, and 15 out of 20 cities are down. Julie Niemann explains.

Questions raised about booking tactics between large and regional airlines

Oct 26, 2010
The National Transportation Safety Board today convened a panel looking at safety implications of code-sharing agreements between big airlines and smaller ones. Six of the last fatal airline crashes in this country involved smaller, regional carriers. And that's raised questions about how airlines book passengers with other carriers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC