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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 1, 2010

Germany, France react to bank taxes

German officials want to impose a bank tax to raise $1.5 billion to help bailout banks in coming years, and the U.S. is also considering a bank tax of its own. France, more specifically, wishes to go after hedge funds. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Why top executive pay continues to fall

Top executive pay is down at the 200 largest U.S. companies for the second year in a row. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman, who reveals which CEOs are making a few less million this year.
Posted In: Jobs

Businesses make a living off free data

The availability of free government data is providing opportunities for new businesses to pop up that filter and offer the public specialized information. But it's also a very competitive pool. Sabri Ben-Achour reports.

EPA rules rope in new CO2 limits

For the first time, the government is releasing fuel efficiency standards on cars that include limits on greenhouse gas emissions. This might mean you'll soon be paying more for a car depending on its size. Brett Neely reports.

Before the novel, he was a mailman

Some of the most famous writers of the past had to keep themselves alive somehow. Bill Radke talks to Lapham's Quarterly editor Lewis Lapham, who explored what authors like William Faulkner did before they were well-established.
Posted In: Jobs

Not all are sweet on sugary drink tax

Lawmakers are considering a national tax on sugary beverages which could bring in up to $15 billion a year. The beverage industry is fighting the move hard -- which indicates it has a good chance of happening. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food, Health, Taxes

For-profit colleges fight rep with study

Enrollment is up at for-profit colleges like DeVry, though these schools have been criticized for negative recruiting tactics. To fight back, the colleges are releasing a new study. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Education