Jul 8, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Google takes on Microsoft with OS

Jul 8, 2009
Google has announced plans to release its own operating system, a month after Microsoft launched a search engine. The move has raised questions about Google's dominance in computing. Dan Grech reports.

Investors play the expectations game

Jul 8, 2009
Today kicks off a new earnings season for U.S. companies, and Wall Street investors are working to manage their expectations during the recession. Bob Moon explores where and why analysts have set their sights low.

More low-income people live in suburbs

Jul 8, 2009
Poverty used to be a symptom of the inner cities, but today, more low-income people live in the suburbs. Jeff Tyler tells the story of an accountant with an MBA who survived suburban homelessness.

Chrysler keeps its engine running

Jul 8, 2009
Chrysler is re-opening factories in order to keep up as they run out of cars that are selling well. Contrary to popular belief, bankruptcy has actually helped the automaker push vehicles off the lot. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Brooklyn will go easy on its skyline

Jul 8, 2009
The Atlantic Yards development project in Brooklyn was set to include housing, offices and a basketball arena. But the recession has forced the project to scale back. Sally Herships reports that could be a good thing.

How much bank regulation is too much?

Jul 8, 2009
Today the British government unveils its plans to regulate the U.K.'s financial industry. British bankers are bracing themselves for a crackdown on bonus pay and lending practices. Stephen Beard reports.

G8 causes tremors in Italian town

Jul 8, 2009
The Group of Eight summit is being held in the earthquake-destroyed town of L'Aquila in central Italy, with the intent of pumping money into the region. But many are not happy with the decision. Megan Williams reports.

All eyes on Alcoa

Jul 8, 2009
It's the first day of the second quarter, and aluminum giant Alcoa is the first Dow-listed company to report earnings. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Doug Foreman of Highmark Capital about whether Alcoa can be considered a bellwether.
Alcoa employees leave corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh.
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Examining Google as a 'giant killer'

Jul 8, 2009
How strong of an impact will Google's new operating system have on Microsoft's business? Bill Radke attends to the issue with Henry Blodget, editor of The Business Insider.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC