Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 14, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 14, 2011

How would the U.S. fare in a 8.9 magnitude earthquake?

As the world watches the disaster in Japan unfold, Barry Scanlon, president of the emergency preparedness firm Witt Associates, explains how the U.S. would handle an earthquake similar to Japan's.

Investors flee to safety after disaster in Japan

Julia Coronado, chief economist with BNP Paribas, explains how the disaster in Japan will shift global economics, and how U.S. debt becomes a "save-haven asset."
Posted In: Investing

Television advertising makes a comeback

As television networks prepare for next season's big new shows, CBS and others say advertisers are ready to buy some prime time.
Posted In: Entertainment

Will the earthquake make it harder for Japan to borrow money?

Tom Byrne, senior vice president for Moody's in Singapore, explains how he calculates whether a natural disaster affects a country's credit rating.

Global insurers calculate costs of Japan quake, tsunami

As Japan assesses the damage from a catastrophic earthquake last week, insurers across the globe begin to tally the cost of the disaster. Estimates put the cost to insurers at around $35 billion.

Oil prices fall after disaster in Japan

The cost of oil fell below $100 a barrel following Friday's quake in Japan. When the world's third largest importer of oil goes offline, demand for crude plummets.
Posted In: Oil

Japanese quake costs may top $170 billion

The BBC's Chris Hogg explains the global economic implications of the disaster in Japan.
Posted In: Oil, Retail

U.S. nuclear energy under more scrutiny

As Japan struggles to control quake-damaged nuclear reactors, lawmakers and leaders express doubts over the future of global nuclear power.
Posted In: Environment

Bank of Japan adds $183 billion to economy

After a devastating earthquake last week, Japan is taking steps to prevent an economic collapse in the country. The Bank of Japan has injected a record amount of cash into the financial system to provide liquidity and stabilize the shaky economy.
Posted In: Environment

Toiling over the reparations from the BP oil spill

Ken Feinberg discusses the complications and controversies stemming from his work overseeing the compensation funds for the BP oil spill and 9/11.

Clinton to talk foreign aid with Egypt

U.S. must decide how economic aid can support Egypt's political and social change.

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Over It (EP Version)
Tori Amos
Power Of The Gospel
Ben Harper
Manhattan Skyline
Kings Of Convenience
African Velvet

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