Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 14, 2011

Poll: Most Americans think their taxes are fair

A new poll out today shows a small majority of Americans believe the taxes they pay are fair, according to the Associated Press and polling firm GfK.
Posted In: Taxes

Protests, concerns at first BP shareholders meeting since gulf spill

Street demonstrations outside BP's annual shareholder meeting in London are protesting about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But inside the meeting, investors are focusing on Russia -- and BP's future there.
Posted In: Oil

Emerging economies meet, agree to rely less on U.S. dollar

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa concluded their one-day summit in China today. The so-called 'BRICS' countries are calling for changes to the global financial syste.
Posted In: China

Levin says Goldman Sachs misled Congress

The Senate panel investigating the cause of the financial crisis has released a report today containing new information on what lead up to the banking collapse. Senator Carl Levin is now calling for an investigation into Goldman Sachs for misleading Congressional investigators.
Posted In: Banks

Socialist Cuba experiments with capitalism

As Cuba prepares to hold its first Communist Party Congress in 14 years, the socialist country works through the kinks of a budding free enterprise system.

Raising debt ceiling could have strings

Now that we have Republican and Democratic deficit plans, lawmakers in both parties are saying they might link mandatory cuts in spending to raising the debt limit.

Zipcar gears up for an IPO

The short-term car rental company has been around for more than a decade, but still hasn't quite turned a profit.
Posted In: Investing

Can fake chicken feed the world?

With growing global demand for meat and its significant environmental concerns, fake soy "chicken" may be better than the real bird.
Posted In: Food

Glencore announces IPO

The Swiss-based commodities trader Glencore has announced its intentions to go public. The main offer could raise as much as $11 billion, but would force the secretive company to open its books.
Posted In: Investing

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Fast As You Can (Album Version)
Fiona Apple
Breakfast Enthusiast
Mux Mool
[Sweet Sweet Baby] Since You've Been Gone
Aretha Franklin