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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Jul 10, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Walmart, Target, Gap and other U.S. apparel companies are expected to announce their plan to protect Bangladeshi garment workers this morning. They previously declined to join a global deal with European retailers after April's factory collapse, which killed more than 1,100 people. Barclays cracks down on moneylaundering. And an American author takes aim at the Chinese concept of 'Leftover Women'.

Segments From this episode

Markets come up short in drugs for premature babies

Jul 10, 2013
Nationwide drug shortages are causing hospitals to ration critical nutrients premature babies and other patients need to survive.

Will U.S. clothing firms change on Bangladesh?

Jul 10, 2013
Lots of European retailers have signed onto a new pact to institute stricter rules after the factory tragedy this year. Which U.S. companies will follow suit?

American author takes aim at Chinese concept of 'Leftover Women'

Jul 10, 2013
American Joy Chen's book 'Do Not Marry Before Age 30' has become a hit in China, where traditional society labels unmarried women in their late 20s 'leftover women.'

Does anyone send greeting cards anymore?

Jul 10, 2013
The greeting card company’s founding family is trying to take American Greetings private. It’s been hit by e-cards, like most paper products companies.

In Egypt, former finance minister named interim prime minister

Jul 10, 2013
Egypt gets an interim prime minister with an economics background, former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi.

Barclays shuts down cash transfer businesses to prevent money laundering

Jul 10, 2013
Some fear the closures could hurt immigrants -- Somali expatriates in particular -- who rely on the transfer services to send funds back home.

Wall Street reads the Fed's tea leaves

Jul 10, 2013
More nuanced news from the Federal Reserve today on the future of its stimulative bond buying program – and Wall Street is reading the tea leaves.

PODCAST: Market failures and Egypt economics

Jul 10, 2013
Egypt's gets a new prime minister with an economics background. And markets come up short in providing crucial drugs for premature babies.

AIG and GE Capital labeled 'systemically important'

Jul 10, 2013
Federal regulators have identified two companies, insurer AIG and GE Capital, as 'systemically important' corporations and say that both will be subject to increased scrutiny.
A general view of insurance company AIG on March 26, 2009 in London, England.
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Walmart, Target, Gap and other U.S. apparel companies are expected to announce their plan to protect Bangladeshi garment workers this morning. They previously declined to join a global deal with European retailers after April’s factory collapse, which killed more than 1,100 people. Barclays cracks down on moneylaundering. And an American author takes aim at the Chinese concept of ‘Leftover Women’.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC