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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 23, 2009

What the market may be shrugging off

Has Wall Street become numb to the rising jobless numbers? Steve Chiotakis asks Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Wealth Management, and gets his reading on today's earnings reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

House bill could ban gerbils, parakeets

A House subcommittee is looking into regulating the influx of foreign animals into the U.S. by creating a list of species allowed and effectively banning all others from coming in. Dan Grech reports.

No encouraging signs in jobless claims

Continuing jobless claims have topped 6.1 million, a new high for the data. Bill Radke talks to Gary Chaison, who says it's difficult to say when exactly these hard numbers will let up.
Posted In: Jobs

GM considering nine-week shutdown

General Motors may extend its two-week annual production shutdown into nine weeks as a way to cut costs and reduce inventory. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Renita Jablonski about who the move could hurt.
Posted In: Auto

Working for free profits the soul

Just because you don't have a paying job right now doesn't mean you have to stop working. Nonprofits are being currently flooded with volunteers, many of them professionals with long resumes. Lisa Napoli reports this can also be a good career strategy.
Posted In: Jobs

The root of Credit Suisse's latest profits

Swiss bank Credit Suisse profits were double analysts' expectations in the past quarter. Some analysts say it's because Switzerland's second-largest bank is no longer writing down assets. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Investing

Obama meets on credit card tactics

President Obama meets with credit card issuers today to let them know how he feels about their recent tactics. Escalating interest rates and deceptive practices are on the agenda. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Investing

French protesters back to old extremes

Worker protests in France have gone to extremes lately as angry employees feel they're running out of options. Anita Elash looks into the recent rise of bossnappings and other demonstrations of the French labor movement.
Posted In: Jobs

CME growth rough ride in the near-term

Trading volume is key to the success of the Chicago Merchantile Exchange, but shares there are trading for less than half what they were a year ago. Adriene Hill reports credit market stability will help renew CME growth.
Posted In: Investing

Lewis kept quiet about Merrill deal

The New York attorney general is releasing testimony today from Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis, which indicates he was told not to reveal Merrill Lynch's financial problems before the bank acquired it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing

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