Jul 14, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Angelenos torn over funds to fix CA's oldest freeway

Jul 14, 2010
The Pasadena freeway in Los Angeles is getting a makeover and going back to its maiden name: the Arroyo Seco Parkway. But the $650,000 price tag for taxpayers has some raised eyebrows.

Toyota: Some crashes may have been driver's fault

Jul 14, 2010
After looking carefully at several cases of crashes from accelerated gas pedals, Toyota now says some of those accidents may have been the fault of the driver.

Businesses explore ways to create jobs

Jul 14, 2010
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says President Obama's Jobs Summit late last year was a failure. So the business lobby is holding another Jobs Summit today across the street from the White House.

Senators call for BP investigation over release of Libyan terrorist

Jul 14, 2010
Four Democratic senators have called for an investigation into BP's role in the early U.K. release of Libyan terrorist Ali al-Megrahi.

Robust economic growth in Singapore could be good global sign

Jul 14, 2010
Singapore says it expects its economy to grow at a 15 percent clip this year -- which could be good news for the rest of the world.

Smaller banks less likely to repay TARP

Jul 14, 2010
The Congressional Oversight Panel warns smaller U.S. banks with assets below $100 billion are less likely to be able to repay TARP money. Steve Chiotakis talks to panel chair Elizabeth Warren.

Tech stocks still doing well despite volatility

Jul 14, 2010
Even through a faltering economy, technology companies have performed consistently well. Mitchell Hartman explores why.

E.U. backs AMR, BA merger

Jul 14, 2010
An E.U. decision means British Airways and American Airlines will function as one on their trans-Atlantic routes.

Fed to downgrade expectations?

Jul 14, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks to the Wall Street Journal's John Hilsenrath about his story in today's paper about the Fed's forecast for the second half of the year.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC