Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Orleans is gearing up for its annual Jazz Fest at the end of the month, but it turns out the Crescent City has a little work to do when it comes to the business side of things. Google has been doing a lot of spending lately, but is it also bringing in money from its bread-and-butter business -- those ads it sells next to search results? Elsewhere in the tech world, the Department of Justice is accusing Apple and five publishers fixing prices for electronic books, or e-books.

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Graduate student Ali Adcock waits in a queue to present herself to a potential employer at a job fair December 02, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. The jobs news has been slightly gloomy this week, but it isn't all bad.
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People gather around a display of laptops, tablets and smartphones on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 11, 2012. According to Gallup, young Americans are worried they spend too much time in front of such screens.
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A Cabot Oil and Gas natural gas drill is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on January 17, 2012 in Springville, Penn.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.