Marketplace for Friday, July 10, 2009
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The revamped General Motors is supposed to be all new, including its board of directors. The government owns half of the company, but will it also have a role in day-to-day operations? Alisa Roth reports.
Oil prices dipped below $60 a barrel today, and some forecasters predict that gasoline prices will likely fall below $2.50 a gallon by the end of July. Bob Moon reports.
President Obama is hoping for a vote on the health care overhaul bill before Congress goes on its August recess. Commentator Matt Miller says business owners must also rethink their approach to health care.
Fortune magazine's Leigh Gallagher and T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks talk with Kai Ryssdal about President Obama's efforts at the G8 summit in Italy and what's to blame for the end of the recent bull market rally.
Sears and Kmart are already rolling out their Christmas merchandise, some 165 days before the holiday. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at the NPD Group, about the chains' strategy.
People in the West African nation of Ghana have been working with metal for generations -- making jewelry, musical instruments and even guns. The government has cracked down on the local weapons industry, but many blacksmiths find it difficult to leave the trade. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports.