Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 16, 2009

Signs of profitability in banking sector

Unemployment claims and the profit and earnings reports from JP Morgan are two factors driving the market this morning. Steve Chiotakis gets a deeper analysis from Jim Dunigan of PNC Wealth Management.
Posted In: Wall Street

Going beyond the tax haven blacklist

The G-20 summit set up a blacklist to crack down on tax havens. But campaigners at a rally in London say the move is just a small, tentative step in the right direction. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Barbershop investors haven't cut out

Tess Vigeland revisits an investors club at a barbershop in Jefferson City, Mo., that she first met six months ago. Although the stock market's shaved off some of their investments' value, these guys are watching for growth to return.
Posted In: Investing

Loan help starts on foreclosure wave

The Treasury has finally launched its $75 billion loan modification program to help struggling homeowners, and analysts predict the biggest wave of foreclosures is yet to hit. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing

Trade, investing top issues in Mexico

President Obama heads to Mexico on his way to the Summit of the Americas, where drug violence, trade and the devaluation of the peso are central concerns. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Dan Grech.
Posted In: Mexico

Rosetta Stone won't wait to go public

Rosetta Stone plans to hold its initial stock offering today, despite being in one of the worst bear markets in years. Jennifer Collins reports on why the language-instruction company is going public now versus waiting until later.
Posted In: Retail

Skeptics say rail has bad track record

President Obama plans to put $8 billion into high-speed and intercity rail this year. But many are skeptical about the investment. John Dimsdale reports that rail has not been a cost-effective transportation option worldwide.
Posted In: Travel

YouTube not a Google cash cow

Google releases first-quarter earnings today, and some investors are worried about the company's investment in YouTube, which only makes up to 2 percent of Google's revenue. Rico Gagliano explores what YouTube brings to the table.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Benefits of lifting the Cuban embargo

President Obama is opening the door slightly to relations with Cuba. Could this mean lifting the four-decade trade embargo? Steve Chiotakis talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell about how both countries could stand to gain.

Worst may be over for China's economy

China's latest GDP numbers indicate the weakest growth since 1992, but other indicators for lending and new infrastructure suggest its economy is coming back. Scott Tong explores the potential for a V-shaped recovery.

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