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Aug 19, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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The high and low of how hemp is used

Aug 19, 2009
Oregon recently joined a handful of states that allow farmers to grow hemp. Cash Peters reports on how businesses are turning to the alternative product and the stigma attached to it.

Will tech lead economic recovery?

Aug 19, 2009
A new survey reveals that computer company CEOs believe the technology industry will recover more quickly than the rest of the economy. But are consumers ready to start buying new gadgets? John Dimsdale reports.

Will Vikings biz score big with Favre?

Aug 19, 2009
NFL legend Brett Favre is delaying retirement yet again. Will the quarterback boost the bottom line for his new team, the Minnesota Vikings? Amy Scott reports.

Will Mass. insurance cuts really save?

Aug 19, 2009
Thousands of legal immigrants in Massachusetts will lose their state-subsidized health insurance. Joel Rose reports on what the cuts will save the state.

Lawmakers seek answers from insurers

Aug 19, 2009
As the debate over health care rages on, some lawmakers want to know how much is at stake for insurers. Alisa Roth reports they're taking matters into their own hands.

European iPods go boom boom pow

Aug 19, 2009
European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about a new inquiry the European Commission is launching into exploding iPods and iPhones.

Swiss consumer banking still attractive

Aug 19, 2009
Details may be revealed about the settlement between Swiss bank UBS and the U.S. government. Alisa Roth reports.

How much time's left for housing deals

Aug 19, 2009
Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about the latest housing data, which shows mortgage applications rose last week as interest rates hit a five-week low, and when some of the housing deals may go away.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC