Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Coppola makes leading wine expert a deal he can't refuse

Francis Ford Coppola, director of film classics like "The Godfather," has lured famed wine expert Phillippe Bascaules away from France to revive his Napa Valley winery.
Posted In: Food

Student loan debt tops credit card debt

Student loan debt is pulling ahead of credit card debt for the first time in history. Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of and, explains.
Posted In: Credit Cards

U.S. trade gap narrows in February

The rising cost of oil and the decline of Chinese imports helped narrow the trade gap, according to the Commerce Department. Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Company explains that's neither good nor bad.

Is it too soon to talk about raising taxes?

David Cay Johnston, professor of tax and business regulation at Syracuse University, explains the practicality of taxes in the wake of last week's budget agreement.
Posted In: Taxes

Radiation fears haunt Japan's fishing industry

A month after the earthquake that caused a leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, fishermen are struggling to overcome fears about fish safety.

Just what was cut from the 2011 budget?

Details of last week's budget battle are trickling out this morning. The budget agreement, reached on Friday, cut federal spending by $38 billion and avoided a government shutdown.

Free trade agreements on the table

Congressional Republicans want to see all three pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea by July. Congress has to ratify them. Marketplace updates their status.

Fukushima disaster on par with Chernobyl

The Japanese government has raised its assessment of the ongoing crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the highest severity rating.

The future of water

Water on earth may be more scarce than you may think. Charles Fishman, author of "The Big Thirst," talks about what people should do to help secure the world's water future.

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The Look (Fred Falke Remix)
God Put a Smile on Your Face
Mark Ronson feat. The Daptone Horns
Coisa No 1
Baden Powell
Blank Pages
The Album Leaf

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