Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 9, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 9, 2010

BP exploration stirs investor criticism

British oil giant BP plans to invest in a controversial oil exploration project in Canada, a move which has made some of BP's biggest investors revolt. Stephen Beard explores why some groups are against the move.
Posted In: Jobs, Oil

Economists talk future of economics

A group of heavy-hitting economists, including three Nobel Prize winners, is meeting in Cambridge, England to take a hard look at the economy. Steve Chiotakis talks to former Marketplace host David Brancaccio, who is at the conference.

Loan to fund dirty energy in S. Africa

The World Bank just approved a nearly $4 billion loan to help South Africa's electricity problem by helping build a massive coal power plant. But critics dislike that it's a dirty energy project. Brett Neely reports.

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 4/9

This week: United and U.S. Airways talk merger, Obama banking tax, jobless benefits, Geithner in Beijing, Citigroup on Capitol Hill and that iPad thing.

States clamor to be home to Northrop

Local governments in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. are all pitching to home defense contractor Northrop Grumman's new headquarters as it moves from L.A. But some view the efforts as a waste of money. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

AT&T rebranding may be a bit vague

AT&T's new ad campaign focuses on the products the company has to offer beyond phone service. But the way the campaign tries to sell you may be a bit confusing for consumers to understand. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Science

CEOs continue crisis inquiry hearings

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission continues meeting with former top investment executives exploring how to prevent a future financial crisis. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: Investing