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Sep 9, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Bill could help U.S. travel pick up

Sep 9, 2009
Government border checks and passenger screenings have made the U.S. a less attractive destination for international travelers since 9/11. But the Senate is likely to approve a bill to help change that. John Dimsdale reports.

Financial firm new territory for tribe

Sep 9, 2009
The Lower Brule Sioux tribe is acquiring financial services firm Westrock, and is said to be the first Native American tribe to own a financial services firm. The purchase comes with several advantages for a minority group. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Beatles: On tour in your game console

Sep 9, 2009
"The Beatles: Rock Band" is in stores today. The game allows players to sing and play the Fab Four's songs on Beatles-modeled instruments. Steve Chiotakis explores the business angle with Billboard Magazine's Rob Levine.

High price of oil better for long-term

Sep 9, 2009
Gas prices may be lower than they were this time last year, but they're still relatively high. But if oil producers increased production, and caused oil prices to fall, it would have bad longer-term consequences. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

NFL ratings not what they used to be

Sep 9, 2009
This weekend, CBS will mark 50 years of broadcasting pro football. But the network may not have much reason to celebrate, given the drop in the number of people watching the game. Adam Allington reports.

Congress admits loss on auto shares

Sep 9, 2009
The Troubled Asset Relief Program spent $81 billion on GM and Chrysler, and now the government's auto task force wants to sell taxpayers' shares over the next couple years. But Congress doesn't see a full return on investment. John Dimsdale…

Air travel CO2 causes severe damage

Sep 9, 2009
A panel of experts advising the British government on climate change says air travel will cause severe damage to the environment unless it's curbed. Some are pressing for a global deal to cap the aviation industry's carbon emissions. Stephen Beard…

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC