Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 8, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 8, 2011

UPDATE: Google, ITA deal approved

The Justice Department has approved Google's purchase of airline reservation company ITA. NOTE: This interview was recorded before the DOJ's approval.
Posted In: Internet

Will the potential 2011 shutdown resemble the one in 1995?

Jill Schlesinger of CBS/Moneywatch examines the possible government shutdown and compares it to the shutdown the government saw in 1995 and 1996.

Rise in interest rates may mean end of 'cheap money'

Many economists believe that the European Central Bank's decision to increase interest rates could signal a change in lending mentalities.

SEC considers new private trading rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to relax rules on how shares for private companies are traded. This could have big implications for big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter.
Posted In: Wall Street

Global leaders gather in Bretton Woods, NH

After World War II, Bretton Woods, NH hosted that era's top economists, who hoped to rebuild a world financial system in tatters. Now, Bretton Woods is hosting the top economists of today to examine current global financial policy.
Posted In: Economy

Stalled car production expected to pick up

The BBC's Rachel Harvey reports from Tokyo on a return to production for Toyota and Nissan, following factory shutdowns after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.
Posted In: Auto

Europeans hash out bailout deal for Portugal

As European officials gather to discuss the details of the Portuguese bailout, many economists are focusing on how an interest rate hike by the European Central Bank will affect ailing countries like Portugal.

Toyota resumes operations at half capacity

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan put the breaks on car production because of a parts shortage. Now, Toyota and Nissan have announced they will resume production in the coming weeks.
Posted In: Auto

Government gets tougher on insider trading

The government has stepped up its game against insider trading, using techniques that had been reserved for organized crime.
Posted In: Wall Street

County registers contend mortgage industry skipped out on fees

If you have a mortgage, there's a good chance it's connected to something called MERS, an electronic database that's linked to more than half of all U.S. home mortgages. And some critics say it's a scheme to hide from paying millions of dollars of fees.
Posted In: Housing

Rupert Murdoch pushes his way into British satellite TV

News Corp's takeover of a U.K. satellite network could spell trouble for newspaper rivals once Murdoch starts bundling TV and print content online.
Posted In: Entertainment

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Before Tigers (Cfcf Rmx)
Legal Man
Belle And Sebastian
Feel It All Around
Washed Out

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