Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 28, 2011

GDP growth slows in first quarter

Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, looks at this morning's GDP number, and explains how we can turn the number around.
Posted In: Economy

AIG sues two money managers over losses

American International Group has sued ICP Asset Management and Moore Capital. AIG contends it lost millions of dollars insuring mortgage securities that the companies knew were going to fail.
Posted In: Wall Street

GDP growth slows to 1.8%

David Wyss, chief economist with Standard & Poor's, examines today's news that the U.S. gross domestic product grew only 1.8 percent in the first quarter.
Posted In: Economy

Fed keeps low interest rates

In his press conference yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to retain low interest rates inspite of inflation worries. Karen Shaw Petrou of Federal Financial Analytics explains.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Storms ravage the South, killing at least 150

Fierce storms have torn through large swaths of the South, destroying homes and businesses from Mississippi to Georgia. Steve Chiotakis reports from Birmingham, Ala. with more.

Gold hits record-high, dollar falls following Bernanke address

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a first-ever press conference yesterday. The dollar dropped in reaction, but share prices and gold have hit new highs.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

China adds new requirements for U.S. tech partners

The Chinese government has released a sweeping new plan that pushes for some industries to grow -- and discourages development of others.
Posted In: China

Some British towns opt out of royal wedding celebrations

People around the U.K. are being encouraged to apply to their local councils to hold street parties in celebration of the royal wedding. But while some areas of the country have received as many as 80 applications, others have received hardly any.

Time to end oil subsidies

Or so President Obama thinks. He wants Congress to end oil and gas tax breaks, figuring the industry is doing very well. But some quarterly profits are falling flat.
Posted In: Oil

Should movie tickets be priced based on demand?

Ticketmaster announced it will price concerts and sporting events based on demand. Should the same process be applied to movie tickets?
Posted In: Entertainment

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Just Expect
Before He Cheats
Carrie Underwood
Smoothie Song
Nickel Creek
Let Them Knock
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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