May 20, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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New agency could inspire turf war

May 20, 2009
The Obama administration wants a new federal agency to police home mortgages, mutual funds and credit cards, which right now is spread over several agencies. But exactly who will regulate what is still under consideration. Janet Babin reports.

More like 'Duke Nukem Never'

May 20, 2009
Game developer 3D Realms has been working on a sequel to its Duke Nukem 3D game for 12 years. But this week, the company confirmed it's laid off the entire development team due to lack of funding. Rico Gagliano reports.

Whole Foods: A place to hang out

May 20, 2009
The new Whole Foods in Chicago isn't just a place to pick up the groceries. The three-floor mega-shopolis includes a bar, full food court and a place to park a kayak. Adriene Hill explores how "fun" might help the store…

Funding long-term health care reform

May 20, 2009
Senators are exploring ways to fund health care reform, including a sin tax on sugary soft drinks. But the White House prefers a different approach. John Dimsdale reports where the groups diverge in funding ideas.

Ryanair passengers face new fees

May 20, 2009
Irish low-cost airline Ryan Air is introducing some new fees today, including one where passengers will be charged for checking in online. Stephen Beard reports what else the carrier may ding its customers.

Will health insurance do it differently?

May 20, 2009
Health insurers have pledged to help curb rising health care costs. Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus, who explores the insurance industry's past to see whether insurers are really on board this time.

Where to take stock in B of A

May 20, 2009
Bank of America stock is up, but analyst Juli Niemann of Smith, Moore, and Company in St. Louis isn't convinced the stock sale means much. She tells Steve Chiotakis why.

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