Oct 5, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Saving for college tougher for parents

Oct 5, 2010
The student loan company Sallie Mae released a report called "How America Saves for College." Reporter Eve Troeh talks with Steve Chiotakis about what the report says and whether families are still interested in higher education even if they can't afford it.

A look at interest rate cuts and gold

Oct 5, 2010
Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Co., talks with Bill Radke about whether there is a rate-cut competition going on and what the phrase "beggar thy neighbor" means.

Why does the price of gold keep rising?

Oct 5, 2010
The price of gold hit a record high at just under $1,328 an ounce. What does this high price tell us about currencies and trade? Dennis Gartman, publisher of the Gartman Letter, talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.

Hallelujah! Holy park offers a free day

Oct 5, 2010
If you happen to be in Orlando, Fla., you can get into one of the area's theme parks for free. Sorry, it's not Disney. It's a Christian attraction called the Holy Land Experience. The park is giving away tickets for a very worldly purpose, though, and it all has to do with taxes. Judith Smelser explains.

Why Japan cut key rate to near zero

Oct 5, 2010
Japan's central bank has cut its interest rate to virtually zero. The BBC's Roland Buerk talks with Steve Chiotakis about what finally persuaded Japan to cut its key rate and how damaging the weak U.S. dollar has been to the Asian nation's recovery.

The environmental costs of big firms

Oct 5, 2010
A new report measures the environmental impact of the world's 3,000 largest companies, and how much that impact costs investors. It was commissioned by a United Nations program for responsible investing. Reporter Eve Troeh talks with Bill Radke about what the report reveals.

Summit focuses on community colleges

Oct 5, 2010
Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, is hosting the first-ever White House summit on community colleges in Washington today. The Obama administration is banking on the low-cost schools to help raise college graduation rates and retrain unemployed workers. Amy Scott reports.

Firms deal with consumer-less recovery

Oct 5, 2010
Profits are flowing at a lot of companies -- thanks in part to major cost-cutting, not because people are flocking back to stores. But how long we can sustain a consumer-less recovery? Alisa Roth reports.

Geoengineering: A way to cool earth

Oct 5, 2010
International negotiations on global warming are stalled and Congress has no appetite for legislation. There is one more way to cool the planet, but it's controversial. Later this month, a congressional committee will issue a report on something called geoengineering. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Guilty French trader faces jail time

Oct 5, 2010
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel has been found guilty of one of the biggest trading frauds in history. Kerviel amassed a multi-billion loss at the French bank Societe Generale in 2008. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC