Nov 24, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Jury fines SAP $1.3 billion for millions of illegally downloaded Oracle files

Nov 24, 2010
Software maker SAP will have to pay its arch-rival Oracle Corporation $1.3 billion for stealing corporate secrets. A jury found that an SAP subsidiary had illegally downloaded millions of Oracle's files off the Internet. John Dimsdale has more.

China's reaction to the turmoil on the Korean Peninsula

Nov 24, 2010
There is a business angle to the turmoil on the Korean Peninsula, and it involves China, the largest economy in the region. Rob Schmitz explains.

TSA screeners and patdowns could affect the air travel bottom line

Nov 24, 2010
Steve Chiotakis speaks to George Hobica, he's founder of Airfarewatchdog.com about passenger reactions to new TSA regulations and how it's affecting the travel industry.

Unemployment numbers fall by 407,000

Nov 24, 2010
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits last week fell to 407,000 last week. That's the lowest level since a couple months before Lehman Brothers collapsed. Richard DeKaser explains.

Ireland rolls out a scaled-back budget

Nov 24, 2010
The Irish government has unveiled an bare-bones, scaled back 4-year budget that'll knock back $20 billion using new taxes and spending cuts

Time Warner offers customer service with new plan

Nov 25, 2010
Time Warner is set to roll out new cable packages, aimed at both high-end customers and those on the budget. Strapped for cash? Don't bet on getting any great customer service from the cable guy, then. Jennifer Collins explains.

Farm equipment benefiting from high crops sales

Nov 25, 2010
'Because the government can't print more of it.' That's one reason behind gold's high price, and it's why food prices are spiking too. Also benefiting? Farm equipment. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
An Iowa farmer pulls a corn planter behind his John Deere tractor. With the increase in demand for alternative energy, some farmers have elected to switch to growing corn to produce more profitable ethanol fuel.
Mark Hirsch/Getty Images

Would small businesses be hurt by extending tax cuts?

Nov 25, 2010
Proponents of extending the Bush-era tax cuts say that they want to protect small businesses. But what qualifies for a small business? David Gura reports.

Why are out-of-network ATM fees so high?

Nov 25, 2010
If you've ever been stuck without your bank's ATM in the area, you know the drill: the "convenience fee." These days, it could run up to $3. Why so high? Jeremy Hobson discusses the issue with the L.A. Times' David Lazarus.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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