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Jun 27, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Carmakers, power plants and oil companies are "considering their options" -- as they say -- after a Federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Best Buy's founder and largest shareholder, Richard Schulze,…

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Health industry faces big decisions with Supreme Court ruling

Jun 27, 2012
It's hard to find an example of the Supreme Court tossing out a law, where more had already been done to implement it. If even part of health care reform is tossed out, insurers and regulators face a huge task…

Tensions growing between Turkey and Syria

Jun 27, 2012
The 15-month uprising in Syria has been especially worrisome for Turkey -- which shares a border -- now more than ever after Syria shot down a Turkish military plane last Friday. Before the conflict, the two had been trading partners.

Federal court affirms EPA authority

Jun 27, 2012
The U.S. Appeals Court ruling empowering the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions could deal another blow to the slumping coal industry.

Nora Ephron's legacy and the state of romantic comedy

Jun 27, 2012
We look at the state of the romantic comedy genre after one of its reigning queens, Nora Ephron, has passed away.

Can more job training create more jobs?

Jun 27, 2012
Re-training the unemployed might just give some job seekers an edge over others.

Angela Merkel renews position against euro bonds

Jun 27, 2012
European leaders come together in Brussels tomorrow to allegedly collaborate on the EU's debt problems. But this morning it's shaping up more like a stand-off -- Germany and Italy, in particular, are staking out opposite ends of some key issues.

PODCAST: Bye bye Best Buy, hello cheaper oil

Jun 27, 2012
Carmakers, power plants and oil companies are "considering their options" -- as they say -- after a Federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Best Buy's founder and largest shareholder, Richard Schulze,…
A sign is posted in front of a Best Buy store on April 10, 2012 in New York City.
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Romney's role in pioneering the outsourcing of jobs

Jun 27, 2012
The presidential campaign has returned to the issue of private equity and the outsourcing of jobs. President Obama has latched onto a Washington Post report that says private equity firm Bain Capital, which Mitt Romney used to run, helped pioneer…

How personal finance is factoring into the election

Jun 27, 2012
In this installment of Money Matters, we look at the economics of democracy: whether our personal finances are having an effect in this year's major political election.
In this installment of Money Matters, we look at the economics of democracy: whether our personal finances are having an effect in this year's major political election.
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After rough year, Best Buy could go private

Jun 27, 2012
Best Buy, the big electronic warehouse store, may be going private. The store's founder and largest shareholder, Richard Schulze, is reportedly talking to Wall Street banks about a major restructuring of the company.

Global political climate helping oil prices drop

Jun 27, 2012
Oil prices are down about 25 percent in the past few weeks. Those falling oil prices are good for our pocketbooks. They're also good for American foreign policy.

Becoming an app star

Jun 27, 2012
Mobile app developers descend on Google I/O.

Barclays agrees to $450 million settlement over rate manipulation

Jun 27, 2012
Barclays Bank, based in London, is paying $450 million to settle securities investigations in the U.S. and the U.K. Regulators accused the bank of manipulating a critical interest rate -- the so-called "Libor" rate -- to its own advantage.

Carmakers, power plants and oil companies are “considering their options” — as they say — after a Federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Best Buy’s founder and largest shareholder, Richard Schulze, is reportedly talking to Wall Street banks about potentially turning it private. With Independence Day around the corner, we check in with Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland about how people spend their money in politics. And today, thousands of would-be app entrepreneurs are descending on the developers’ conference known as Google I/O in San Francisco to learn how to create a hit app on Google’s Android operating system.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC