Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Car manufacturers report sales numbers for last month today, and one thing that might have hit them hard is gas prices. Next week will mark 100 years since the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, and we speak to Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic wreck in 1985, about the state of deep sea exploration these days. If you're a regular user of Facebook or Twitter, you're likely familiar with the KONY 2012 video -- and now, the group behind it is preparing Kony 2012, Part 2.  

Truck sales expected to keep on trucking

Analysts expect March sales to be good as customers swap out gas guzzlers.
Posted In: Auto

Auto profits ride on cuts as much as sales

U.S. automakers see profits on modest sales because they've already slashed expenses.
Posted In: auto sales, Auto

Is the homeowners' association liable in the Trayvon Martin case?

In cases like the shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, it's possible the plaintiffs could add the homeowners' association to an action for its role in setting up the watch.
Posted In: Trayvon Martin, Law

Invisible Children continues anti-Kony campaign

The group is set to release a follow-up to the controversial video that went viral last month, calling for action against Joseph Kony.
Posted In: Invisible Children, Kony 2012

The state of deep sea expeditions

As the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic draws near, Robert Ballard -- the man who discovered the wreck back in 1985 -- is working on a new mission: finding Amelia Earhart's plane.
Posted In: titanic, deep sea exploration, Science

Oil leak in Scotland continues to cost Total

An oil rig off the coast of Scotland has been leaking oil into the North Sea for five days. The rig is owned by French gas company Total, and is costing millions a day in lost revenue and attempted repairs.
Posted In: Scotland, Oil

Finalists picked for major economics prize

The experts have so far had a hard time figuring out what to do if a country like Greece decides to leave the euro, so one British businessman set up a contest in search of ideas.
Posted In: prize

Government officials fired over lavish spending at conference

A new report from the General Services Administration's inspector general says government officials spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a training conference near Las Vegas -- and the money wasn't only going to binders and bag lunches.
Posted In: Washington D.C., federal budget

Some carmakers have best sales in years

Auto sales for the month of March are trickling out this month and so far the numbers look pretty good. Chrysler said it had its best month in four years with sales up 34 percent. Ford also had its best month in years with sales up 5 percent.
Posted In: car, Ford, car sales

PODCAST: Car sales looking up, James Murdoch steps down again

Car manufacturers report sales numbers for last month today, and one thing that might have hit them hard is gas prices. Next week will mark 100 years since the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, and we speak to Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic wreck in 1985, about the state of deep sea exploration these days. If you're a regular user of Facebook or Twitter, you're likely familiar with the KONY 2012 video -- and now, the group behind it is preparing Kony 2012, Part 2.

United Nations looks at world happiness levels

A new report of the world's happiest countries helps point to factors besides GDP that help contribute to a happy population.
Posted In: happiness, economics of happiness, United Nations

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