Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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The high price of a military campaign in Libya

Some members of the Congress are criticizing President Obama for signing off on the military campaign in Libya. Many are concerned over the price tag of the mission, including the crash of the U.S. fighter jet.
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Obama pushes for mutually-beneficial trade with South America

President Obama is in Central and South America this week pushing his five-year plan to double trade with the region. Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations explains how each party benefits from the trade relationship.
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Report: Gaddafi uses gold to fund Libyan army

The Financial Times reports this morning that Muammar Gaddafi could be using over 144 tons of gold in Libya's central bank to fund the country's army, despite U.S. and European sanctions.
Posted In: Banks
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Obama pledges to boost South American trade, exports

The President is in South America this week hoping to forge stronger partnerships with countries like Colombia and Panama as the region bounces back from the global recession.
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Japan power company has troubled history

Even before the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was already one of the most trouble-prone facilities in the country. But as problems continue, many look to plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company's questionable history.
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British record labels look toward new media for fresh talent

Hit talent shows like "The X Factor" have become a prime source of new talent for the British music industry.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Investment bankers win big in AT&T-T-Mobile deal

Deutsche Telekom is reportedly paying $145 million to various investment firms that had a hand in the AT&T-T-Mobile merger.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions
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Auto workers want to share Detroit's new wealth

United Auto Workers officials meet Tuesday to map out strategy ahead of labor contract talks with newly profitable Detroit carmakers.
Posted In: Auto
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Health care law turns one

It has been a year since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act. Many of the changes won't take place until 2014, but for some, the groundwork is being laid now. A new crop of health care co-ops are being planned that could bring together insurance companies and doctors to increase care and reduce costs.
Posted In: Health

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