Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 15, 2012

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As March Madness begins, we talk to L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus about why many who never gamble decide to play the game this time of year. Does premium gas really help you get better mileage in the long run? And lately, some experts have been wondering whether Pinterest users have the right to show off photos that in many cases they did not create.

'Luck' runs its course after three horse deaths

The HBO show gets canceled. But broken legs and other injuries are quite common in the sport of horse racing.
Posted In: television, Sports, horse, horse racing

PODCAST: China's 'hard landing,' Greg Smith's shockwaves

As March Madness begins, we talk to L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus about why many who never gamble decide to play the game this time of year. Does premium gas really help you get better mileage in the long run? And lately, some experts have been wondering whether Pinterest users have the right to show off photos that in many cases they did not create.

The psychology behind Greg Smith's op-ed

What kind of emotions and thoughts lie behind a high-profile resignation?
Posted In: mid-day extra, Goldman Sachs, psychology, corporate

March Madness and American gambling habits

Statistics show that 86 percent of Americans gamble at least once a year. But how often to we really lose out to the house?
Posted In: gambling, casinos, March Madness

The controversy over premium gas

Some cars need the good stuff, others don't.
Posted In: gas prices, gas

The potential threat to Pinterest users

The growing social network addresses copyright issues.
Posted In: Pinterest, copyright, legal, Internet

Sanctions hitting Iranian oil production hard

Iran is feeling the effects of U.S. sanctions over its nuclear program. The International Energy Agency says Iranian oil exports have fallen to a ten-year low.
Posted In: Iran, Oil, sanctions

Attitude Check: Consumer confidence and global warming

Your politics even determines your take on the weather outside.
Posted In: Barack Obama, consumer confidence, global warming

SEC cracking down on private Facebook stock trading

Yesterday, the SEC brought charges against two money managers who allegedly misled and overcharged investors when selling them Facebook stock, before it officially goes public.
Posted In: Facebook, stock market, SEC

What 'Luck' tells us about the horse racing industry

HBO is cancelling its new horse racing show ‘Luck’ starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte. It's being cancelled because three horses have died in production of the show.
Posted In: HBO, horse, gambling, television

Experts see solid signs that China growth is slowing

A respected JP Morgan analyst has claimed that it is a sure thing that the Chinese economy will be coming in for a "hard landing," at 6 percent growth.
Posted In: China, growth

HBO's horse racing show 'Luck' gets canceled

It's not being canceled because of ratings -- it's being canceled because three horses have died in production of the show.
Posted In: luck, television, horse, HBO

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Sutphin Boulevard
Blood Orange
Twift Shoeblade
Mouse On Mars
Evil Dub
Trentemøller
Adult Goth
Gang Gang Dance

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