Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 18, 2010

China currency comments bad for ties

The U.S. ambassador to China's public criticism of China's currency policies may have turned up the heat on the dispute between the two countries. John Dimsdale reports

'Match Day' makes med student drama

If you're a graduating medical student, today is a day of destiny for you. On Match Day, med students find out where they will learn how to be doctors. Bill Radke talks to Brian Eule, who wrote a book about the secretive matching process.
Posted In: Books, Health

U.K. becoming a hub for electric cars

Nissan announced will begin producing electric cars in the U.K., while Ford will be making energy-efficient cars with half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the British government. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

New oil deal would tax gas at the pump

Senators John Kerry, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham are preparing to introduce a major piece of climate change legislation that could let oil companies off the hook for carbon emissions. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Oil

Reform may be loose on payday lenders

Next week, the Senate begins considering Senator Christopher Dodd's financial overhaul bill. But the proposal may not do enough to protect consumers against payday lenders. Brett Neely explores why that group may need tougher regulations.
Posted In: Investing

Pfizer looking for generics deal

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is hoping to make a deal with a generic drug maker to diversify. Marketplace's Gregory Warner reports why Pfizer is shifting its strategy and what it wants from a generics deal.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

States get creative to tax online sales

A 1992 Supreme Court ruling that says retailers without a physical presence can forgo collecting local sales tax is costing states billions of dollars in lost revenue. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Internet, Retail, Taxes

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