Sep 16, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Clean tech seeks more investors

Sep 16, 2009
Green energy advocates are meeting in New York today to try to drum up private investment for cleaner technologies. But traditional fuel is still cheaper than its cleaner alternatives. John Dimsdale reports.

Facebook managed to make money

Sep 16, 2009
In a blog post yesterday, Facebook announced that it's finally making enough cash to cover its costs. While that doesn't mean it's turning a profit, analysts say it's a good sign if the company wants to go public. Amy Scott…

A doctor's view of health care reform

Sep 16, 2009
Physicians and other medical specialists worry about how their pay will be affected in the debate on reform. But some also want to see money used to promote preventive care. Jill Barshay reports in our latest installment of "The Cure."

What it costs to close CA courts

Sep 16, 2009
California courts are closed today for one day in an effort to save money, and many court employees are furloughed. This is set to happen once a month. Jeff Tyler looks at how this will impact the system and whether…

A lot of Helium goes a long way

Sep 16, 2009
Want to get something up into space? A group of MIT students did, but they didn't need to bother with rocket fuel. Check out this link for more info.

Lehman claim fingers Barclays

Sep 16, 2009
Lawyers representing Lehman Brothers have filed papers in U.S. bankruptcy court claiming British bank Barclays made more than $8 billion when it bought Lehman assets a year ago. Stephen Beard reports.

Revisiting cell phones and cancer

Sep 16, 2009
Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spector held a Senate hearing this week exploring whether cell phones cause cancer. Why has the question resurfaced now? Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus

What to make of the CPI

Sep 16, 2009
Gas prices had a lot to do with the rise in the Consumer Price Index. Should we paying close attention to this as an indicator of inflation? Bill Radke asks Greg McBride, senior financial analyst for Bankrate.com.

Senate faces health care bill

Sep 16, 2009
Senator Max Baucus's health care bill has no Republican support. Does that doom it from the start? Steve Chiotakis talks this and other news affecting markets today with Bill Stone from PNC Wealth Management.

Treasury watches national debt limit

Sep 16, 2009
The Treasury Department said this morning it'll wind down an emergency program created to ease the financial crisis. Officials want to avoid hitting the national debt limit. But analysts say this is a positive sign. Amy Scott reports.

A breakdown of today's health care bill

Sep 16, 2009
The Senate version of the health care bill is out, but so far it only has the support of the Democrats. Bill Radke goes over key points of the bill -- which includes no public insurance option -- with health…

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