Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 16, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 16, 2010

Goldman charged with mortgage fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Goldman Sachs with fraud, dropping its first civil suit against investors following the fallout of the housing market. Goldman stock dropped more than 14 percent in morning trading.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Shanghai unveils stock index futures

The Shanghai stock market has just released a new product: stock index futures, a brand new category which will allow Chinese investors to bet on the market even if it's not going up. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

NYC real estate sways CALPER policy

After what happened with Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan, CALPERS is expected to adopt a new policy to stop investing in real estate deals that convert apartments with controlled rents to much higher market rates. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing

Euro flights still down on volcanic ash

Flights are still grounded in Europe as the plume of volcanic ash from Iceland continues cloud the skies. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets the latest on the situation from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Airlines

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 4/16

This week: Iceland's volcanic airport snafu, Lexus and iPad Wifi woes, some good earnings (and some bad) and Coco goes to TBS.

Avoiding another Wall Street bailout

The Democrats' push to overhaul the financial regulatory system could hit the Senate next week. But can Congress prevent another Wall Street bailout? Bill Radke talks to Roger Lowenstein, author of "The End of Wall Street."
Posted In: Books

United luring Continental for merger?

Last week there was merger talk in the air for United and U.S. Airways, but it seems United's real target may have been Continental. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about what makes the deal so attractive for the two carriers.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Should electronics carry energy labels?

Refrigerators carry an energy label which breaks out the average cost of running the appliance for a year. But electronics like TVs and computers don't carry these labels. Caitlan Carroll explores whether or not they should.