Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Stepping down from power in Ireland

This morning, Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who was in power for more than a decade, announced his resignation. Doug Krizner talks to Dublin reporter Louise Williams about how he came to the decision to step down.

What now for Harry Potter publisher?

The publisher of the Harry Potter books had a fantastic profit report for last year. But Bloomsbury doesn't have any more Potter books. What now? Stephen Beard reports from London.

Argentine farmers protest tax hike

Argentine farmers have blockaded roads for three weeks to protest a tax hike on soybean and sunflower seed exports, two of the country's top exports. The government won't relent. Dan Grech explains why.

Will Parisians rent electric cars?

Last year, Paris launched what's been called the biggest and most successful city bicycle scheme ever seen. Now it wants to do the same with electric cars. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Auto

More tweaks for online gambling bill

Although the law banning banks from processing payments to gambling Web sites is more than a year old, it still isn't in effect. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on why Congress is still working out the details.

Ultimately, we pay for the bailout

Using our tax dollars to bail out the Wall Street debacle just isn't fair, says commentator Robert Reich. Wall Street reaps the rewards and we pay the price.
Posted In: Taxes

Paulson talks trade in China

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was in China today talking with his Chinese counterpart about trade, energy and the environment. Lisa Chow reports from Beijing.

New tobacco oversight weighed

A House committee looks at giving the FDA more power over the tobacco industry today, and some tobacco companies are OK with the idea. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health

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