Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 29, 2010

More jobs will require graduate degree

A report out today says by the end of the decade, nearly 20 percent more jobs will require a Master's or PhD. But graduation rates are low for PhD's, and few minority students go beyond an undergraduate education. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Education

Obama making picks for Fed board

President Obama is set to nominate three people to the board of the Federal Reserve. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores his choices with former Fed vice chair Alice Rivlin of the Brookings Institution.

No colorful cigarette ads in Australia

New legislation in Australia would forbid tobacco companies from using colorful images and logos to sell cigarettes. The bill would be the boldest crackdown on cigarette advertising worldwide.
Posted In: Health

U.K. sees return of the campaign poster

British voters hit the polls next week, and politicians are duking it out in the U.K.'s first election to use Facebook and Twitter. They're also finding the traditional campaign poster to be very effective. Christopher Werth reports.

Homebuyers credit ends Friday

Two million first-time homebuyers took advantage of the tax incentive program which ends this Friday. But did it really stimulate the housing market? A new survey says consumers seem to think so. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Housing

Shell assists BP in oil spill clean-up

BP is spending $6 million a day cleaning up the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and rival Shell has pitched a half-dozen vessels into the effort. Both companies have a lot at stake in the mess. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Oil

New airline rule fines $25K for delays

A new airline rule says that carriers will be fined more than $25,000 per passenger if they're kept waiting on the tarmac for more than three hours. But some experts say that doesn't address inadequacies in the system. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Dems compromise in financial overhaul

Senate Republicans have agreed to let the debate on financial reform proceed after Democrats made a handful of concessions. Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer about where compromises were made.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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