Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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.  

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Members of the press view an interactive exhibit depicting the wreck of the Titanic on the ocean floor during a media preview of a new exhibit 'Titanic: 100 Year Obsession,' at the National Geographic Museum which highlights the history of the Titanic and its sinking in the year 1912 March 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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Auto sales for the month of March are trickling out this month and so far the numbers look pretty good.
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Almost 30 percent of new car sales are leases.
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Government spending is under fire after a handful of officials were fired for their elaborate spending at a four day retreat, that included a $7,000 bill for sushi.
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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.