Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner wades into the European debt crisis today, and will urge heavily indebted countries in Europe to avoid "draconian" government budget cuts that could risk another global recession. Also on the show, President Obama has raised more money than all the GOP contenders, but the incumbent president has been notably lagging in attracting money from wealthy contributors. And, media data firm Nielsen has started tracking online and TV viewership in 15,000 households to help advertisers understand how much time consumers spend with their ad on and offline.
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The number of new homes starts last month fell, but a rise in future home-construction plans gave economists hope that the housing market has stabilized. Meanwhile, the number of new students taking the law-school entrance exam dropped to the lowest level in 12 years. Also on the show, China announced a major increase in gas prices, a reported delay in cleaner fuels could harm the new engines designed to burn it, and an oil spill off the coast of Brazil last November is the subject of a lawsuit this week. Plus, our interview with the author of a story that makes comparisons between Mitt Romney's GOP campaign and that of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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An oil spill off the coast of Brazil last November is the subject of a lawsuit this week. Brazil is suing Chevron and Transocean over the spill.