Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 12, 2013

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Starting today, checks are on the way to victims of wrongful foreclosures as part of a $3.6 billion settlement between banks and federal regulators. But for most of those borrowers, it won't exactly be Christmas in April. A big deal is brewing in the global coffee business. German investment group JAB is buying Dutch company D.E. Master Blenders for nearly $10 billion. And a NASCAR race called the 'NRA 500' ignites a sponsorship controversy.

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase: Is it time to stop worrying about them?

Since the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have reported healthy report quarterly earnings. So can we finally stop worrying about the health of our financial system?
Posted In: Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Earnings

PODCAST: Hey Mickey! Bank earnings are pretty!

Can we stop worrying about the health of the financial system? Long-term auto loans, good or bad deal? And a look back at Disney's hand animation movies.

From Snow White to Wreck-it Ralph: A look back at Disney animation

Disney is letting go of nine of its animators from its hand drawn animation team, a month after the company announced it has no further plans to work in the traditional 2D format.
Posted In: disney, animation, movies

Coachella tech: 8 apps to pack for summer concerts

If you're going to Coachella, you'll want to pack some tech supplies to capture the moment and stay connected. Here are 8 apps to try out this season.
Posted In: Music, apps, summer, video

Are long-term auto loans a bad deal?

Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell explains why long-term auto loans, which are boosting car sales, could be a bad deal for borrowers.
Posted In: auto loans, car sales, Auto

A $10 billion coffee buy

German investment group JAB is buying Dutch company D.E. Master Blenders for nearly $10 billion.
Posted In: coffee, beverages

Tesla vs. Fisker: Why some electric carmakers break down and others don't

The electric car company Fisker has laid off three quarters of its employees and reports suggest a bankruptcy filing is near.
Posted In: fisker automotive, tesla, electric cars

'NRA 500' NASCAR race ignites sponsorship controversy

This weekend, Texas Motor Speedway will host a NASCAR race -- and the name of the race is causing a bit of controversy. It's called the NRA 500, as in National Rifle Association.
Posted In: NASCAR, NRA, sponsorship, Sports, gun control

As foreclosure settlement checks go out, some 'laugh out loud'

Starting today, checks are on the way to victims of wrongful foreclosures as part of a $3.6 billion settlement between banks and federal regulators. But for most of those borrowers, it won’t exactly be Christmas in April.
Posted In: housing crisis, foreclosure, mortgage

Genetics may be the next big thing in medicine, but at what cost?

Many believe genetics are the next big thing in medicine, but one question for this new era of personalized medicine is cost.
Posted In: cancer, Science, genetics, health care

Tablets square off with PC's

Forget Europe's weak economy and Windows 8, something else has got PC sales down: Tablets.
Posted In: PCs, tablet, computers, Computer sales

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Brace Yourself Jason
u-Ziq
Radiance
Oppenheimer Analysis
Do You Believe? (Original Mix)
Poolside
Love Ave
Para One

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