Jun 22, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Survey: VCs don't think there's enough in the IPO pipeline

Jun 22, 2011
Venture capitalists say that the financial markets are still too weak to support a lot of IPOs.

Lawmakers oppose 20% down payment mortgages

Jun 22, 2011
Lawmakers want to kill a proposal requiring at least 20 percent down payments on certain mortgages. But some say big down payments would avert foreclosures.

Troop reduction won't stop military spending on Afghanistan

Jun 22, 2011
President Obama is expected to announce today that he will bring home 10,000 troops later this year. Spending on the war has been criticized as the national debt continues to grow, but will President Obama's troop re-call have a large impact on military spending?

Cutting down on the cost of summer travel

Jun 22, 2011
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus explains what travelers can expect from online travel sites, and offers some easy ways to cut costs from your vacation.

What's it going to cost us to bring the troops home?

Jun 22, 2011
Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, explains what it means financially to start bringing troops home from Afghanistan.

Kodak battles smartphones over camera technology

Jun 22, 2011
The International Trade Commission is set to rule on a big patent infringement case tomorrow. Camera-maker Kodak claims that BlackBerry and Apple are using Kodak camera technology without paying for it, which could mean billions in costs for both sides.

Olympic committee tries to lay claim to '2012'

Jun 22, 2011
The organizers of the London Olympic Games have just settled an argument with the organizers of a cultural exhibition over the use of the date '2012' in the event name.

Are the markets 'Fed' up with slow growth?

Jun 22, 2011
Tad Rivelle, Chief Investment Officer at TCW, says monetary policy may sound wonky -- but the Federal Reserve's decisions today will impact everyone.

Lawmakers hope to settle debt debate by Fourth of July recess

Jun 22, 2011
Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen discusses the recent debt talks, and explains how the Democrats and Republicans are working to find an agreement.

All eyes on the debt debates

Jun 22, 2011
Lawmakers are scrambling this week to come up with a deal to raise the nation's borrowing limit. Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, explains how any decision could impact the markets.

Hulu considering a sale?

Jun 22, 2011
Hulu may soon be up for grabs. Marketplace Tech Report host John Moe discusses why the online TV show and movie service has been having a tough time lately.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC