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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 18, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 18, 2011

How an outlook downgrade affects future borrowing

Standard & Poor's announced today it has placed the U.S. ratings outlook at negative. Joe Englehard with Capital Alpha Partners in Washington explains how that could affect U.S. borrowing in the future.
Posted In: Wall Street

FAA proposes more sleep to keep controllers awake

Air traffic controllers will get an extra hour off between shifts to prevent on-the-job napping, according to new rules from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Posted In: Airlines

S&P downgrades U.S. outlook to negative

Standard & Poor's has reaffirmed the U.S.'s AAA sovereign credit rating, but placed the ratings outlook at negative. Sam Stovall with S&P Equity Research explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

China raises bank reserve requirements

China's central bank raised the amount of money banks must hold in reserve for the fourth time this year to help control inflation.
Posted In: China

Happy Tax Day from Allan Sloan

Fortune magazine senior editor-at-large Allan Sloan joins us this morning to wish you a Happy Tax Day, and to commiserate on the complicated, annual process.
Posted In: Taxes

Finland could hold up Portuguese bailout

The debt crisis continues to plague Europe as Greece threatens to default on its $150 billion loan. And voters in Finland are sending an anti-bailout message that could sink future bailouts of Eurozone countries.

Health warning issued on popular hair treatment

The Brazilian Blowout is known in certain circles as the secret to smooth, straight hair. But recent safety concerns have tarnished the once-illustrious treatment.
Posted In: Health

States seek rights to sue polluters

Six states and New York City are asking the Supreme Court for the right to sue power companies for their contributions to climate change.

Southeast U.S. copes after deadly tornadoes

This weekend's storm system that spawned more than 200 tornadoes has left the southeast reeling today. Janet Babin reports from Durham, N.C. about the painful -- and expensive -- rebuilding process.