Jun 23, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Some senators still reluctant on energy bill

Jun 23, 2010
President Obama is trying to help muster up 60 senatorial votes needed to pass energy and climate legislation.

Where there's fewer doctors, nurse practictioners can fill in

Jun 23, 2010
Health care reform is helping nurse practitioners find more opportunities to fill in for primary care doctors.

Bank tax welcome in U.K. and Europe, but not in U.S.

Jun 23, 2010
Britain, France and Germany all support a bank tax as part of their budget plans, putting pressure on the U.S. to pass its own levy. But the idea isn't as popular stateside.

Medvedev's California visit to motivate Russian Silicon Valley

Jun 23, 2010
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is touring California's Silicon Valley to learn more about how to encourage a knowledge-based economy back home.

Home sales down a record 33%

Jun 23, 2010
Mortgage applications were down last week, we learned sales of existing homes fell last month and home sales dropped a record 33%.

Economy leaving jury boxes empty

Jun 23, 2010
Courtrooms are finding it increasingly difficult to put bodies in their jury boxes. Jury duty can take a significant toll on the unemployed.
Jury box at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles
Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Obama Administration will try to reinstate deepwater drilling ban

Jun 23, 2010
The Obama Administration is quickly regrouping to try to get its moratorium on deepwater oil drilling reinstated.

The problem with rewards programs

Jun 23, 2010
Shoppers and businesses both love rewards programs. Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus explains why he views them as consumer waste.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC