Oct 7, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Segments From this episode

Chinese business soars in North Korea

Oct 7, 2009
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and signed a few trade deals. Scott Tong reports there's money to be made in the relationship.

Google plugs in to track electricity use

Oct 7, 2009
Google has announced a deal to match up its Web-based energy-monitoring system with a smart meter to track electricity usage. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Telemundo to help Latinos with census

Oct 7, 2009
Latinos in the U.S. tend to not participate in the Census Bureau survey, so one telenovela on Telemundo is hoping to help get the message out. Elizabeth Threlkeld reports.

Wireless phone firms open up networks

Oct 7, 2009
Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about why wireless telephone companies are opening up their networks to Internet-based phone services, and how it might affect the communications industry.

Limbaugh's bid for Rams may be costly

Oct 7, 2009
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh wants to be one of the new owners of the NFL's St. Louis Rams. Adam Allington reports on how that might affect the team.

Why U.K. hedge funds may say 'amen'

Oct 7, 2009
The British hedge-fund industry has gained a surprising new ally -- the Church of England. Stephen Beard reports.

SEC investigates HCA on nurse charges

Oct 7, 2009
The SEC is looking into charges that HCA, the world's largest hospital company, improperly accounted for thousands of nursing shifts at its hospitals. John Dimsdale reports.

U.S. firm and China work to reduce CO2

Oct 7, 2009
Some U.S. energy players aren't waiting around for a new climate treaty in Copenhagen. They're cooperating with the Chinese to reduce carbon emissions. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Concern over commercial real estate

Oct 7, 2009
Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about why commercial real-estate vacancies are up, and why the Federal Reserve is worried about it.

Does Obama want a weak dollar?

Oct 7, 2009
Simon Johnson, professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT, talks with Bill Radke about why he thinks President Obama is deliberately letting the dollar wither.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC