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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sony pays up for Jackson's estate

A deal between administrators of Michael Jackson's estate and Sony Music Entertainment has reportedly been reached. Music analyst Mark Mulligan talks with Bill Radke about why it took so long, and what the shelf life is for deceased celebrities.
Posted In: Entertainment

A look at housing construction, the Fed

Smith, Moore & Company analyst Juli Niemann talks with Steve Chiotakis about why housing construction fell in February.

OPEC divided on boosting oil production

The oil cartel OPEC will decide how much oil its members can pump over the next six months. But despite some push and pull between oil-rich countries, few expect more crude to be produced anytime soon. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Oil

Strike may halt U.S. to U.K. flights

British Airways is preparing for a major strike by flight attendants, and many critical flights between the U.S. and the U.K. could be canceled. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines, New York

A dwindling market for trading jackets

If you've ever seen images from the stock exchange in New York, you've seen those colorful jackets the traders wear. For more than 35 years, a single company has made them. But these days, the company has had to diversify. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Broadcasters lobby against FCC plan

The Federal Communications Commission has released a blueprint for expanding and upgrading the nation's Internet capabilities. Sounds pretty good, right? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports not everyone is happy.
Posted In: Internet

Are accounting firms bad watchdogs?

The accounting firm Ernst & Young is on the hot seat over not challenging Lehman's dodgy accounting practices. Sarah Gardner reports the criticism is tarnishing the industry's image.
Posted In: Wall Street

Keeping an eye on the Fed's moves

Members of the Federal Reserve Board will meet to discuss the economy and interest rates. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about what Fed watchers should look out for and signals in the economy that show strength.
Posted In: Economy

A quick way to find work at SXSW

The annual South by Southwest Conference in Austin is a networking hub for people in the music, film and online industries. This year, anyone looking for a Web job will have an easier time finding out who's hiring. Melissa Kaplan reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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Baby (Feat. Tommy Brenneck & Rodrigo Ursaia)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Lex
Ratatat
Slow Down
Wyclef Jean featuring T.I.