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Jul 21, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Segments From this episode

Tax-free Steinbrenner death reignites Senate push for millionaire estate tax

Jul 21, 2010
The tax-free death of billionaire New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has cast more visibility on the year-long quirk in the U.S. tax code.

Bernanke's options to rev up economy are limited

Jul 21, 2010
Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress today about his plans to revive the economy. But he might not have much new data to share.

U.S. banks paying bulk of U.K. banker bonus tax

Jul 21, 2010
A tax introduced in the U.K. last year to curb the size of bankers' bonuses is creating a windfall for the British government -- and U.S. banks are paying the bulk of it.

BP selling assets at a disadvantage to offset Gulf clean-up costs

Jul 21, 2010
BP is selling some of its assets to pay Gulf spill clean-up costs at a speed surprising analysts.

Medfly discovery threatens Florida agriculture

Jul 21, 2010
Florida agriculture authorities say they've found 57 Mediterranean fruit flies, an invasive species that threatens 250 different vegetables, fruits, and nuts and can do damage to the state's $100 billion agricultural industry.

Blu-Ray gives re-release opportunities for vintage titles

Jul 21, 2010
Blu-Ray is taking over classic titles in a move that's providing a golden opportunity for movie studios.

Tips on how to leave tips

Jul 21, 2010
A tough economy isn't an excuse to shirk on tipping when you eat out. L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus explains the rules for proper restaurant tipping.

How will BP's asset sales affect the company?

Jul 21, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks to the BBC's Rebecca Singer about what BP's sales of some of its assets means for the company.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC