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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Jul 7, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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NASA contractor to lay off about 1,400 space shuttle workers

NASA's top space contractor will be shedding around 1,400 space shuttle workers -- about 15 percent of its workforce.
A NASA launch countdown sign. This year is the last year for a NASA program that allows students to conduct science experiments in a simulation of zero-gravity.
Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images

Study: Kids lose health insurance when parents lose job

Jul 7, 2010
A new study says that for every 1,000 jobs lost, more than 300 privately-insured children lose their health coverage.

To curb child obesity, regulate junk food like tobacco

Jul 7, 2010
Kids are exposed to more junk food ads on TV than they were five years ago, exacerbating the issue of child obesity. L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus offers a solution.
A tasteful junk food collage.

China's AgBank begets doubts despite strong IPO

Jul 7, 2010
China's Agricultural Bank is the third-largest initial public offering in history, but investors have doubts about the future of the business.

U.K. turns down analog for digital radio

Jul 7, 2010
Britain's full-throttle shift to digital radio will silence the AM and FM airwaves. But the transition will be tricky.

Obama's council of CEOs would work to double exports

President Obama is appointing 18 CEOs to serve on a council which will focus on doubling exports.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 Summit in Toronto, Canada.
Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Glenn Beck can call it a 'university' for now

Jul 7, 2010
It may be far from the traditional use of the term, but right now there's nothing stopping Glenn Beck from calling his new online soapbox a "university".

Former manufacturing hub explores health care industry

Jul 7, 2010
As Grand Rapids, Mich. continues to shed manufacturing jobs, the city is opening up to opportunities in health care.

DOJ monitoring BP's big moves

Jul 7, 2010
The Justice Department has asked BP for advance warning of any plan it makes that would impact the company's future.

U.K. investigates data on man-made global warming

Jul 7, 2010
U.K. authorities are criticizing scientists for their defensive approach towards data in an investigation on man-made global warming.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC