Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fed releases 'secret' information

Today the Federal Reserve named the banks that borrowed money from its emergency "discount window" at the height of the financial crisis. Matt Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, explains why it's a momentous occasion.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Boeing, Airbus received unfair subsidies, says WTO

A ruling released today from the World Trade Organization says Boeing received illegal government subsidies. That's after a similar ruling against Airbus last year.
Posted In: Airlines

Who could replace Warren Buffett?

The sudden resignation of Berkshire Hathaway exec David Sokol is raising questions around what it means to be a successor and whether anyone can really replace a CEO like Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs or Rupert Murdoch.
Posted In: Wall Street

Biden: $33 bil. in cuts could stop government shutdown

Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats agreed to a $33 billion in cuts from the current budget to avoid a government shut down. But is it enough for Republicans?

Irish banks could need more than $40 bil.

The Irish Central Bank is expected today to release the results of bank stress tests. Analysts predict Ireland will need to pump an additional $40 billion into its banks to keep them solvent.

Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

Tech giant Microsoft has filed an anti-trust complaint in Europe against Google.

Top exec Sokol resigns from Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett's go-to man and expected contender to take over as CEO at Berkshire Hathaway, David Sokol, has resigned. The search for a new successor is now underway.
Posted In: Wall Street

Using Wall Street strategies in baseball

Author Jonah Keri talks about how the Tampa Bay Rays used a Wall Street approach in baseball, and ended up winning.
Posted In: Sports

How financial reform changes the mortgage game

The Dodd-Frank law is having a big effect on the mortgage market, namely in the future fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Posted In: Housing

Tracking reactions to ads via webcam

A new app helps computers track human emotions through a webcam. The company says it represents a new frontier in customer service.

Fed to name banks that took crisis loans

Completing the disclosure of crisis-aid recipients, the Federal Reserve is to name banks that borrowed from its so-called "discount window."
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

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Skin To Skin
The Sway Machinery
Sunshine
Devotchka
And Here We Test Our Powers Of Observation (Album Version)
The Bad Plus
Gold For The Price Of Silver (Erot Vs Kings Of Convenience Version)
Kings Of Convenience
Pockets
Four Tet