Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's been more than four years since the giant investment bank Bear Stearns collapsed, and the banking system is still in trouble -- but bank stocks have been soaring recently. Facebook is making its biggest purchase yet, as it gears up to go public. This Sunday is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and Belfast, Northern Ireland is hoping to become the center of Titanic tourism.

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Government leaders have a new plan to help reduce the growing number of cell phone thefts in the U.S.
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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 9, 2012 in New York City. With some tough economic news in the last week or so with the jobs report, and today some evidence of a slowdown in China, Wall Street is anticipating modest reports from corporations.
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In this photo illustration, an Instagram photo of the Facebook website app is seen on an Apple iPhone on April 9, 2012 in New York City. Facebook Inc. is acquiring photo-sharing app Instagram for approx. $1 billion.
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In this photo illustration, the photo-sharing app Instagram fan page is seen on the Facebook website on the Apple Safari web browser on April 9, 2012 in New York City.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.