Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 29, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 29, 2011

Consumer spending rises on higher prices

The Commerce Department is reporting this morning that personal incomes were up 0.5 percent in March, and that consumer spending is also on the rise. FTN Financial's Chris Low examines these numbers.

China's 'one child' policy may stifle economic growth

New numbers are out on China's population and the population is keeping below the 1.4 billion mark. This may ease potential strain on China's resources, but it could impact China's economy.
Posted In: China

Personal income and spending rise in March

Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large for CBS/Moneywatch takes a look at today's income and spending numbers -- up half a percent in March.

Washington questions your smartphone's impact on privacy

A Senate sub-committee is holding a hearing called Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy. John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, explains how this will impact mobile tracking.

Boeing, Lockheed Martin lose Indian defense deal

Two American aircraft makers lost an $11 billion contract with the Indian air force for 126 fighter jets.
Posted In: Airlines

European gas prices hit $9 a gallon

Today, Exxon Mobile is reporting first quarter earnings close to $11 billion. But that's no surprise due to the cost of gas, both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Posted In: Oil

Was Kate the most 'political' choice?

Historically, royal marriages played a big role in the political and economic future for the country. Who would have been a good choice for Prince William, if that were still the case today?

Labor unions begin to embrace immigrant support

Unions in this country have long been hostile to the idea of illegal immigration, but lately the unions have started to see value in encouraging immigrants, both legal and illegal, to join their movement.
Posted In: Immigration

Buffett may get heat from once-adoring investors

As Berkshire Hathaway shareholders gather in Omaha, Warren Buffett faces tough questions about stock trades by his former heir apparent.
Posted In: Wall Street

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Dream Operator (2005 Remastered Version)
Talking Heads
How Beautiful You Are
The Cure
Barbarism Begins At Home
Janice Whaley
F!RE (Put It In The Air) [Explicit]
The Knux