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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 17, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 17, 2009

A deeper look at the morning market

Steve Chiotakis crunches numbers with financial analyst Juli Niemann.
Posted In: Wall Street

Cable can learn from USA Network

USA Network averaged more viewers last quarter than any cable network in history. What are they doing right? Bill Radke talks to entertainment watcher Michael Speier, who explains what TV shows need to be successful now.
Posted In: Entertainment

Volkswagen may be first in sales

First-quarter numbers suggest Volkswagen may have pulled ahead of Toyota and General Motors in global sales. Stephen Beard reports how the automaker has benefited from its powerful presence in emerging markets like China and Brazil.
Posted In: Auto

A slam dunk for Cleveland's economy

The recession hit Cleveland hard, and Cavaliers player Lebron James may be the best attraction the city's got right now. But he could take his starpower elsewhere when his contract expires next year. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Sports

It's time to name names in the fallout

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to set up a committee to find what and who is responsible for the economic fallout. Steve Henn reports Congress may have to fight hard against a financial industry unwilling to talk.
Posted In: Crime

Technology can save you from yourself

John Genest was tired of getting into trouble because of his drunk dialing, so he developed an iPhone application to help him out. And his isn't the only popular regret-prevention product out there. Alex Goldmark reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science

YouTube turning on to TV shows

YouTube is partnering with Sony, CBS, the BBC and others to bring free TV shows, movies and other professionally-created content to its viewers. The move is an effort to attract bigger ad revenue. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Rate of job recovery depends on region

The Labor Department will issue state-by-state unemployment figures today for March. Regions where jobless claims are high will vary, as will the solutions for getting states out of their downward spiral. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs