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Jun 11, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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SEC calls in ratings agencies

Jun 11, 2008
The SEC wants to know why ratings agencies Fitch, Moody's, Standard & Poors gave AAA ratings to mortgage bonds that turned out to be junk. Some blame increased competition for a loss of objectivity. Amy Scott reports.

More demand shaping global reality

Jun 11, 2008
Many people are looking for someone or something to blame for rising prices in food and fuel. Commentator Robert Reich says a rapidly growing middle class is demanding these things faster than they can be produced.

Congress explores green home loans

Jun 11, 2008
Congress is looking into making loans for green homes and energy-efficient remodeling projects more affordable. Sam Eaton reports energy efficient housing could offer a bright spot in a slumping market.

Trump set on his course of action

Jun 11, 2008
Donald Trump is refuting Scottish claims that his proposed $2 billion golf course in Aberdeen would harm environmentally sensitive sand dunes. Stephen Beard reports it could also help support an economically depressed area.

The price of summer fun is also rising

Jun 11, 2008
With money tight, a lot parents worry the cost of summer camp may be getting too high. Caitlan Carroll reports how some parents are cutting back on the summer fun and others will still go to any expense for their kids.

For radio, talk of royalties is in the air

Jun 11, 2008
Congress is considering whether to impose musician royalties over what's played on FM radio. Jeremy Hobson looks into whether airplay still helps record sales and how Capitol Hill feels about the potential new business model.

Tomatoes get OK in Florida, California

Jun 11, 2008
The FDA says tomatoes harvested after May 1 in California and Florida are safe to eat. But that doesn't mean you're going to see them stockpiled at your local grocer just yet. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC