Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Federal Reserve has released its latest minutes as well as the results of an investigation which found that the Fed didn't contribute funds to Watergate, or other scandalous causes. The U.S. is increasing pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear program, but India -- a long-time U.S. ally -- is reluctant to go along. And last year, Starbucks initiated the Create Jobs for USA Fund; because of its success, Google and Gap are ready to join in.  

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The end of "shaken, not stirred?" Reports are out that James Bond will sip a Heineken beer in the latest movie.
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The Watergate hotel and office building is seen in Washington, D.C. A new report by the Fed inspector general has found that Fed money had no involvement in the Watergate scandal.
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Today President Obama will sign the STOCK Act -- short for “Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge.” It says Capitol Hill finally has to follow the same insider trading rules as everybody else.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 2, 2012 in New York City.
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A pedestrian walks by a Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, Calif. The company has announced it will soon layoff 2,000 employees
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.