Sep 13, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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NBA could miss pivotal moment with a lockout

Sep 13, 2011
It's getting close to the deadline for deciding whether this year's NBA season will be officially locked out. A missed season could break the current momentum for the sport's reputation in the world.

The Federal Aviation Administration keeps flying

Sep 13, 2011
Congress is about to provide stopgap funding for the FAA -- and fight about it again later. Meantime, the FAA subsidizes rural airlines to the tune of millions. But fewer people are using them.

Microsoft to unveil new operating system

Sep 13, 2011
It's expected to be able to run across different platforms -- PC, tablet, smartphone -- which could make it very attractive to developers.

Can Bank of America's CEO salvage the company?

Sep 13, 2011
Bank of America announced massive layoffs this week, but the nation's largest bank by assets can't be compared to Lehman Brothers just yet. Still, CEO Brian Moynihan faces tough challenges ahead.

Infrastructure projects in China spike, but not for long

Sep 13, 2011
Currently, China is far outpacing the U.S. in building projects like high-speed rail. But its success is largely due to a lack of regulation and public outcry, and that might not always be the case.

Italy looks to China for debt solutions

Sep 13, 2011
Italy is just one of several European countries facing severe national debt issues. It is now peddling government bonds to China, but that might not be enough to ensure financial recovery.

Australia begins plans to price carbon emissions

Sep 13, 2011
The Australian parliament introduced a plan to put a price tag on greenhouse gas emissions. Are other countries, especially the U.S., likely to follow suit?

How Obama will pay for jobs plan

Sep 13, 2011
President Obama continues to pitch his jobs plan to Americans and Congress today. The plan would cost $447 billion, but the president says the plan wouldn't raise the deficit by a dime.

Consumers still influenced by recession at checkout

Sep 13, 2011
Spending at Best Buy and Cracker Barrel were down last quarter, showing that the recession continues to drag down the average consumer.

What's in a name: Corn sugar vs. corn syrup

Sep 13, 2011
A court case in California over the rebranding of corn syrup to "corn sugar" highlights the increasing concern over obesity in the U.S.

Over 46 million Americans live below poverty level

Sep 13, 2011
President Obama continues to push his jobs plan through Congress this week at a time when the number of Americans living below the poverty level is an all-time high.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC