Jul 27, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Arizona's Medicaid cuts leave some patients with few other choices

Jul 27, 2011
The state's decision to freeze enrollment in some Medicaid programs is leaving the nearly 6,000 residents with serious medical conditions with few other places to turn.

Big tech companies go after patents

Jul 27, 2011
Companies like Google and Apple are in a patent war, going after smartphone patents from defunct tech firms.

The latest trend? Fashion and beauty reality TV

Jul 27, 2011
More than 100 new reality TV shows are in the works for summer and fall, and a large swath of them are focusing their lenses on beauty and fashion.

How are Americans preparing for a possible default?

Jul 27, 2011
As the August 2nd default deadline approaches, people are buying up gold coins and locking in mortgage interest rates to prepare for a worst-case scenario.

Chinese bullet train disaster clouds future sales

Jul 27, 2011
Public outrage erupted in China after a deadly crash between two high-speed trains this past weekend

American economic dominance at risk?

Jul 27, 2011
Alan Beattie of the Financial Times discusses why the debt drama in Washington is problematic for the world

Congress takes on ratings agencies

Jul 27, 2011
A House subcommittee today looks into the role of ratings agencies during and after the financial crisis

Companies order fewer big ticket items in June

Jul 27, 2011
Economist Richard Dekaser says this may be first hard data to prove that debt ceiling debate has worried companies.

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers hear ratings agencies failed in multiple crises

Jul 27, 2011
Ratings agencies: you can't live with them, can't live without them, says New York University Professor Lawrence J. White

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC