Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Judge shelves Google Books settlement

A judge has rejected Google Books' settlement between authors and publishers in its bid to digitize a world's worth of books.

U.S. aid to Japan may help improve ties between nations

Japan's government is estimating this month's earthquake and tsunami could cost as much as $309 billion, more than twice the cost of Hurricane Katrina. And the U.S. military is spending a lot trying to help.

Egyptian market plunges after opening

The Egyptian stock exchanged opened for the first time in nearly two months this morning. But after the market dove nearly 10 percent after its initial opening, trading was halted again.
Posted In: Banks

Tokyo officials issue warning on tap water

Health officials in Japan said Tokyo residents shouldn't feed tap water to infants. From Tokyo, the Wall Street Journal's Yumiko Ono explains how the new water warnings are being felt by her, her office, and life for workers in Japan.

European debt crisis returns -- in Portugal

Portugal's parliament is expected to vote on austerity measures today. If the measures are rejected, Portugal's government could collapse a day before a key European summit on debt.

Egyptian stock market reopens

Egypt's stock market dropped 10 percent in the space of just a minute. The exchange had been closed since January 27 due to the country's civil and economic unrest.

Menthol escapes FDA ban

An FDA advisory panel says menthols are harmful, but shouldn't be pulled from the market.
Posted In: Health

New accounts let anyone bet against the dollar

The new yuan-denominated accounts at the Bank of China in New York and California are the latest sign of the end of dollar dominance.
Posted In: Savings

Getting around the New York Times paywall

With people already devising ways to outsmart the newspaper's paywall, is it a sign that the plan is doomed before it begins?

The public perception of health care reform

Kaiser Family Foundation president Drew Altman speaks about the state of public sentiment regarding the health care law, one year after it was passed.
Posted In: Health

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It's Five O'Clock Somewhere (Karaoke In the Style of Alan Jackson)
All Star Karaoke
I Ran (So Far Away)
A Flock Of Seagulls
Neutral Milk Hotel
All I Want
LCD Soundsystem

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