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Jul 1, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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Ruling may change campaign finance

Jul 1, 2009
The Supreme Court issued formal opinions for all but one case this term. The decision on that case could have big implications for how election campaigns are financed. Corbb O'Connor reports.

California may issue IOU's

Jul 1, 2009
Despite working into the night, California lawmakers failed to balance the state budget, which means IOU's may be issued in lieu of payments for the first time in nearly two decades. Sam Eaton reports.

Credit card use is ripe for data mining

Jul 1, 2009
These days, credit card companies are taking plastic away from a lot of consumers. To figure out whose credit to cut, companies look at where you live, where you shop, and what you buy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on data profiling.
Robert Grossman, director for the National Center for Data Mining in Chicago, creates behavioral models at his company, Open Data Group.
Stacey Vanek-Smith / Marketplace

Expect state budget woes to continue

Jul 1, 2009
Nearly all states have had to make program cuts to deal with big budget shortfalls. Mitchell Hartman reports that despite all the budget cuts, the pain is not nearly over.

P-PIP program's a little less ambitious

Jul 1, 2009
The Treasury Department may finally roll out the Public-Private Partnership program, where the government encourages private investors to buy troubled assets. But it may be less ambitious than originally planned. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

The 411 on a fee for an unlisted number

Jul 1, 2009
Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus talks with Bob Moon about a fee most telecommunications companies charge consumers to have an unlisted number.

Swedes push for climate change

Jul 1, 2009
Sweden wants big greenhouse gas polluters to cut their emissions as it takes over the rotating European Union presidency. But will a new climate deal be a tough sell? Stephen Beard reports.

Putting the numbers in perspective

Jul 1, 2009
Doug Foreman, director of equities at Highmark Capital, talks with Steve Chiotakis about how important the latest ADP employer services numbers are, and whether we should take comfort in the European manufacturing numbers.

How to view the housing numbers

Jul 1, 2009
UCLA economics professor Edward Leamer talks with Bob Moon about whether we should view the latest housing numbers as the glass being half empty or half full.

Economy may be spurring city growth

Jul 1, 2009
National Census data shows that the trend of cities losing residents to outlying suburbs is reversing, and it may be due in part to the economy. Sam Eaton reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC