Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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It's a big day for Election 2012, with primaries in five states. Marketplace's David Gura takes a look at why Wall Street might be switching teams this time around. The tourism industry in America teams up with the government for the first time to launch a global marketing campaign. After a rocky few weeks in the stock market, we find out today how Apple's earnings are doing. And in New York City, a look at the richest and poorest Congressional districts in the nation.

What Apple earnings could say about the tech sector

Later today we'll find out how Apple did over the last few months. And given the recent drop in Apple's stock price, there are questions about whether the company can remain the juggernaut that it's been.
Posted In: apple, Earnings

James Murdoch faces questions at media ethics hearing

In London, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James are facing tough questions at a government hearing into news media ethics. When they appeared together before parliament last year, the Murdochs did not get an easy ride. One lawmaker accused them of running their media empire like the mafia.
Posted In: London, James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, media

Social Security money to run out sooner than thought

The Social Security Trust Fund will run out of money three years earlier than previously thought in 2033. As for Medicare, that's still on track to run out of cash in 2024.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, federal budget

Mexican immigration to the U.S. slows

The flow of people moving between Mexico and the U.S. is now close to zero right now. That surprising new data today comes from the non-partisan Pew Hispanic Center. By comparison, over the last four decades, an estimated 12 million Mexicans came to the United States.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico

Home prices stay flat, tech bubble could burst

U.S. home prices stayed basically flat in February according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index. Without adjusting for seasonal fluctuations, prices actually dropped 0.8 percent to reach the lowest level since 2002.
Posted In: Housing, technology, bubbles

Index shows housing market slowly on the mend

The Case-Shiller Index for February looked at 20 American cities and found a few bright spots where investors are buying out foreclosed homes.
Posted In: Housing, case shiller

PODCAST: Immigration slowing, home prices flat-lining

It's a big day for Election 2012, with primaries in five states. Marketplace's David Gura takes a look at why Wall Street might be switching teams this time around. The tourism industry in America teams up with the government for the first time to launch a global marketing campaign. After a rocky few weeks in the stock market, we find out today how Apple's earnings are doing.

Meat theft on the rise in U.K.

In the U.K., meat theft is on the rise and it's not just hungry individuals -- we're talking fully-fledged organized crime gangs. And it doesn't stop at supermarket meat either.
Posted In: UK, Food, meat, theft

Wall Street turning cold shoulder to Obama

In 2008, bankers and traders were among Obama's big donors. This year, many are now embracing Romney.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election, Wall Street

America woos overseas tourists

Since 9/11, America's share of worldwide tourism has dropped 30 percent. A new ad campaign hopes to reverse the trend.
Posted In: Travel, tourism

From the richest to poorest in New York City

The poorest and richest Congressional districts in the United States are merely miles apart in New York City.
Posted In: New York City

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