Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 28, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 28, 2011

Are we facing another tech bubble?

We saw it once before -- the tech giants of Silicon Valley grew too fast, which led to the tech bubble burst of 1999. But with today's tech company valuations even bigger, is another tech bubble lurking around the corner?

Consumer spending up 0.7% in February

The Commerce Department is reporting that U.S. consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in February, the largest increase since October.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Does the U.S. have room in the budget for a no-fly zone?

Lawrence Korb, former assistant defense secretary and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, explains how the U.S. budget has created room for military expenditures in the past, and how the current budget can accommodate the Libyan no-fly zone.

Survey: China's economic power concerns developed nations

The BBC's Rebecca Singer explains the latest finds from a survey conducted by the BBC, measuring public concern over China's economic power.
Posted In: China

Time Warner's iPad app worries TV networks

A new iPad app from Time Warner allows digital streaming, making network executives nervous about a possible drop in cable subscriptions.

The business of tracking despot assets

A small army of accountants is mounting a different kind of assault on the Gaddafi regime. They are tracking the dictator's foreign assets, with a view to freezing and seizing them.
Posted In: Crime

Libyan rebels capture oil ports

Oil prices fell below $105 a barrel after Libyan rebels regained control of two key oil ports. They claim they could restart crude exports within weeks.
Posted In: Oil

Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Mo.

With lower state taxes on gasoline, among others, Mo. is easily undercutting its border mate, Ill., when it comes to the price to fill up.
Posted In: Oil, Taxes

More states could cut down jobless benefits

Mich. passed a law to cut unemployment benefits to 20 weeks. Other states hit hard by the recession could soon follow suit.
Posted In: Jobs

Obama defends U.S. role in Libyan no-fly zone

President Barack Obama will speak tonight about the government's involvement in Libya, as critics raise questions on the financial and political costs of the offensive.

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Fifty Yards Of Soul
Whitefield Bros.
When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (2003 Stereo Remastered Version)
The Police

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