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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 21, 2011

High fuel costs hit airline earnings

Mary Schlangenstein, airline reporter for Bloomberg, explains this quarter's airline industry earnings.
Posted In: Airlines

Strong corporate earnings from tech, fast foods

Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist at Mesirow Financial, explains the strong earnings from the technology sector and fast food business, and why the airline industry is lagging behind.
Posted In: Wall Street

Putin pledges $52 bil. to boost births

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to increase Russia's flagging birthrate by 30 percent, as Peter Van Dyk explains.
Posted In: Russia

Fiat to pay $1.3 bil. to up stake in Chrysler

Italian automaker Fiat announced today it will pay $1.3 billion to for an additional 16 percent stake in U.S. automaker Chrysler. Fiat hopes to own a majority of the company by the end of the year.
Posted In: Auto

With high-profile case, SEC hopes to deter insider trading

The trial of Raj Rajaratnam could discourage future insider trading, but some say the effects would be short-lived.
Posted In: Wall Street

Shrimpers try to catch customers through online market

Louisiana shrimp season just got underway. The BP spill made it harder to sell seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, but new online marketing and sales could help fishermen lure customers.
Posted In: Environment

NBA team looks to cater to big business

The Sacramento Kings aren't turning a profit, and its owners are looking towards moving the team south to appeal to a bigger Fortune 500 market.
Posted In: Sports

MLB takes over Los Angeles Dodgers

Major League Baseball has moved to seize control of the Dodgers from owner Frank McCourt -- a rare move that could have a high price.
Posted In: Sports

Why the housing market hasn't recovered

While the rest of the economy seems to slowly be getting back on its feet, the housing market is still stuck in a slump. Home prices continue to decline.
Posted In: Housing

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Alpha Beta Gaga
Air
SexyBack [Explicit]
Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland
The Wild Bunch
Guru Dawn