Aug 12, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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More people moonlighting to pay bills

Aug 12, 2009
One in 10 Americans took a second job last year, and that number is expected to double this year as moonlighting becomes a way of life in this economy. Lenora Chu reports.

Impact of China arresting Rio workers

Aug 12, 2009
Four employees of global mining giant Rio Tinto have been arrested and taken into custody for stealing commercial secrets and bribery. Reporter Scott Tong talks with Steve Chiotakis about who was arrested, and how big a deal it is.

Madoff's right-hand man reveals details

Aug 12, 2009
Bernard Madoff's former chief financial officer pleaded guilty to federal charges after months of secretly working with the FBI. Tamara Keith reports on what he revealed.

Farmers face big losses due to weeds

Aug 12, 2009
Data from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says farmers worldwide face huge losses from weed infestation. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Cleveland summit aims for green jobs

Aug 12, 2009
The city of Cleveland will try and organize itself as a center for green jobs at a sustainability summit. Dan Bobkoff reports.

Why the trade deficit is growing

Aug 12, 2009
The U.S. June trade deficit rose 4% in June to $27 billion, and the cost of what we imported increased for the first time in almost a year. Alisa Roth explains why.

What's biting Nestle's profits

Aug 12, 2009
Nestle, the world's largest food and drink company, is reporting a more than 2 percent drop in profit, its first decline in six years. Why? Christopher Werth reports.

What the Fed's decisions mean for us

Aug 12, 2009
The Federal Open Market Committee is wrapping up its meeting, and the Fed is expected to keep its key interest right where it is. Tamara Keith talks with Steve Chiotakis about how this all affects us.

UBS, U.S. come to deal over tax lawsuit

Aug 12, 2009
Reporter Tamara Keith talks with Steve Chiotakis about the agreement that the U.S. government has made with Swiss bank UBS over their tax evasion dispute.

U.S. victory in trade dispute with China

Aug 12, 2009
Charles Freeman, former U.S. trade representative for China, talks with Bill Radke about the World Trade Organization's ruling that China's limits on the sale of various media violates commerce rules.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC