Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 5, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 5, 2010

Calculating returns of the TARP

Money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program is starting to return to the U.S. Treasury, and the numbers aren't so bad. Bob Moon finds out more from Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.

Global bank tax aimed at end of year

Officials in Germany, France and Britain want to enact a global bank tax, one U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown hopes would prevent bankers from shopping around for relief in other countries. Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

A big push for small electricity meters

Big companies like Google and General Electric want President Obama to help install smart electricity meters in homes and small businesses to save money and cut CO2 emissions. Brett Neely explores what's holding the technology back.

FDA may remove drug ad distractions

Drug ads are required by law to lay out the fine print of any product, but marketers tend to soften the blow of any side effects by pairing foreboding audio with positive, distracting pictures. That soon may change. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

3-D will be ready before the viewer

Most TV sets aren't properly equipped to watch content in 3-D yet, but broadcasters are going to great lengths to make sure programs like sporting events are ready to view in three dimensions. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Empty office space at 16-year high

A new report says office vacancies are at their highest level in 16 years, with over 11 million square feet opening up in the first quarter of this year. Marketplace's Amy Scott tells Bill Radke how to size that figure up.
Posted In: Housing

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