Jul 29, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Yahoo, Microsoft zeroing in on deal

Jul 29, 2009
Further details are expected today on a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo. The search engine would sell advertising on its sites using Microsoft technology. Steve Chiotakis gets breaking info from tech blogger Kara Swisher.

Treaty would protect green innovation

Jul 29, 2009
Negotiators for a new international climate treaty have fielded several proposals that would allow poor nations to break patents on green technologies. The move could help countries stay innovative in the field. Sam Eaton reports.

Will new Taurus hit drivers' sweet spot?

Jul 29, 2009
The Taurus was a big hit with auto fans when first unveiled in 1986. But by marketing the car as its flagship vehicle, can Ford expect a repeat performance? Tracy Samilton explores what the new Taurus has to offer.

IPO has superhuman status in Asia

Jul 29, 2009
Despite a drop in Hong Kong stocks today, the China State Construction Construction Engineering Group had a very successful trading debut. Bill Radke talks to John Foley from Breaking Views about Asian investors' elevated view of IPOs.

Should states compete for stimulus?

Jul 29, 2009
Kentucky and Michigan went head-to-head for stimulus money recently offered by the Department of Energy. But while states are used to waging job wars, some say it's different where recovery money is concerned. Jennifer Guerra reports.

Space tourism funded despite criticism

Jul 29, 2009
Abu Dhabi is buying 32 percent of Virgin Galactic, earning it the exclusive right to host Galactic flights into space from the Gulf region. But is space tourism really going to happen? Stephen Beard reports.

Wealthy to Congress: More tax, please

Jul 29, 2009
A group of nearly 200 ultra-wealthy Americans is delivering a petition to President Obama and Congress today asking lawmakers to roll back high-bracket tax cuts. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains why.

Tech titans in market cage match

Jul 29, 2009
The market holds its breath as Yahoo and Microsoft join forces to take on Google. Steve Chiotakis talks to Doug Foreman of Highmark Capital, who describes the battle in an analogy of chimps versus gorilla.

How Bing will take on Google

Jul 29, 2009
The Microsoft/Yahoo deal would span 10 years and target Google's online searches and advertising. Bill Radke talks to Ina Fried of CNET, who explains the potential competitive advantages and who will do what in the partnership.

Quicker mortgage help for homeowners

Jul 29, 2009
The Obama administration's foreclosure prevention program has had a slow start. But the Treasury Department says it got commitments yesterday from banks and loan servicers to modify mortgages more quickly. Tamara Keith reports.

Winners, losers of Microsoft-Yahoo deal

Jul 29, 2009
Duke University marketing professor Ken Wilbur talks with Bill Radke about who wins and loses in the Microsoft and Yahoo deal.

The team

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