Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 11, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 11, 2011

iPad 2 expected to rule tablet market

Apple's latest iPad is debuting today, and expected to easily fight off tablet competitors.

Experiencing the Japanese earthquake

Coco Masters, former Tokyo bureau chief for Time magazine, talks with Steve Chiotakis about what she felt when the earthquake hit Japan.

Indonesia learns from 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Indonesia experienced the devastating effects of a tsunami six years ago. So now, it isn't taking any chances.

Utah debates immigration reform

The state is debating between a bill that would tighten immigration enforcement and one that would create a guest worker program.
Posted In: Immigration

Aid groups stand ready to help Japan

Phones lines to aid groups like the Red Cross are already ringing in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that struck Japan. What will the nation need exactly?
Posted In: Charity

With large debt, how can Japan's government respond to quake damage?

Bloomberg News reporter John Brisney experienced the Japanese earthquake first-hand. He talks with Steve Chiotakis about what it felt like and how Japanese companies are reacting.

Budget cuts threaten SEC, CFTC

Economy 4.0 special correspondent David Brancaccio talks with Jeremy Hobson about whether budgets for the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators will be cut just as they try to comply with the new financial reform law.

The economic impact of Japan's earthquake

The BBC's Ben Richardson discusses the companies that will be impacted by Japan's earthquake and tsunami and the economic effects that will be felt across Asia.

Is Japan equipped to handle a large earthquake?

The BBC's Duncan Bartlett, the former Tokyo bureau chief, discusses how prepared Japan was for big earthquake.

Hawaii on tsunami alert: The experience from Waikiki

Hawaii is under the threat of a tsunami after a massive earthquake hit Japan. Marketplace's Adriene Hill talks about what's going on in the state from her hotel in Waikiki.

Deadly earthquake rocks Japan

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan, triggering a tsunami that sparked fears its destructive waves could spread across the Pacific Ocean.

Music from this show

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Milton Road (My Skull With Flowers mix by Kim Hiorthoy)
Mice Parade
Ramparts
John Frusciante
Waltz for Dewayne Pomeroy
Chris Thile
Ambassador Of Cinema
Maserati
Sweet Nothing Serenade
Ben Harper