Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Not all college athletes' costs covered

Even if a college athlete gets a full ride, expenses beyond tuition, meals and housing typically aren't covered. How does the average Division I scholarship athlete deal with $2,700 a year out-of-pocket? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Education, Sports

Video: Breaking in the iPad . . . with a bat

Thousands of tech enthusiasts anxiously awaited the chance to break their new Apple iPads out of the box. Others were looking for a different sort of break.
Posted In: Internet, Science

Safety eyed in another mining tragedy

Another mining disaster has left several workers dead in a mine in West Virginia. Steve Chiotakis talks to Ellen Smith, editor of Mine Safety and Health News.

A close election for Gordon Brown

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has launched his campaign today for re-election, and the economy is, of course, the priority issue. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about how Brown is fairing with investors, voters and the markets.

Job + housing woes: Double trouble

Some economically troubled areas are dealing with unemployment, some with the housing bust. But both? Researchers at the Urban Institute call that "double trouble," and describes most cities in Florida and California. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs

Poaching still an issue in the U.S.

When we talk about the international trafficking of exotic species, we don't usually think of wildlife being smuggled out of this country. Bill Radke talks to author Craig Welch about the poaching industry in the U.S.
Posted In: Books

Sometimes hospital tech isn't enough

Hospital computers are supposed to be adept at assisting doctors and nurses at tasks like spotting errors with prescriptions. But a new study out stays the technology might not be as thorough as it needs to be. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

Toyota faces $16M fine for sticky pedals

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to hit Toyota with a $16 million penalty for failing to notify officials of the sticky accelerator pedals. Toyota has two weeks to pay or fight. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: Auto