Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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States all across the country have been passing measures to combat gun violence. But in Rhode Island, some Republican lawmakers are hoping to lure gun manufacturers into the state. The value of the Japanese yen has fallen to its lowest level in four years after a huge monetary stimulus package was unveiled last week. The effects of the stimulus are starting to be felt far away from Japan -- in fact, they're having some impact on the European debt crisis. And, what will it cost you to run a marathon at the North Pole?

Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard on how to make entitlement reform fair

Glenn Hubbard, former Chair of the White House Economic Council of Advisers under President George W. Bush, discusses the entitlement reform, the economic recovery, and taxes.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, housing market

PODCAST: Economic recovery for the long haul, J.C. Penney CEO fall

A check in on corporate America. Former Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard talks entitlement reforms, and how to make them fair. And, were ousted J.C. Penney Ron Johnson's ideas so bad?

Earnings check in: The health of corporate America

Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest earnings reports and what they signal about the economy.
Posted In: Earnings, Alcoa

J.C. Penney CEO gets the boot, but were his ideas really that bad?

J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson has been given the boot after just 17 months as head of the struggling department store chain.
Posted In: JC Penney, JCpenney, Ron Johnson, Retail

What you need to know to run a marathon at the North Pole

Four dozen trekked to the North Pole in a marathon that costs more than $15,000 to run in. Feel like taking a run on a polar ice floe? Here's what you need to know about the race.
Posted In: north pole, Running, Sports

Japan stimulus has investors eyeing Europe

The value of the Japanese yen fell to its lowest level in four years after a huge monetary stimulus package was unveiled last week, and the effects of the stimulus are starting to be felt far away from Japan.
Posted In: Japan, bonds, yen, Europe debt crisis

Rhode Island Republicans want gun makers to set up shop

State Minority Leader Brian Newberry says gun manufacturing would bring well-paid jobs to Rhode Island's struggling economy.
Posted In: gun control, Rhode Island, Jobs

New technology lets deaf, hard of hearing make calls in HD

A company called Purple Communications has new technology to help people who are deaf or hearing impaired communicate digitally through an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.
Posted In: mobile, Tech

California rules against reading phone maps while driving

Given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, the court suggests that people should take it up with the legislature to change the law if the ruling seems arbitrary.
Posted In: mobile, maps, google maps, california

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Untitled [Live At Wembley 07/89 - Remix 07/09]
The Cure
Valerie (Live, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, London/2007)
Amy Winehouse
The Product
Freeway & Jake One
Cuban Swing
Will Magid
Untitled [Live At Wembley 07/89 - Remix 07/09]
The Cure
Valerie (Live, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, London/2007)
Amy Winehouse