Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Research shows that over a quarter of the population isn't getting enough sleep, but what can be done? Research in Motion reports earnings tomorrow, and despite efforts to revamp the company and its BlackBerry product, the outlook is still grim. The health care debate continues into Day Three, and David Brancaccio continues his cross-country trip looking at robots that are stealing our jobs.

Americans not getting enough sleep

New information from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that more than quarter of the U.S. population say they're not getting enough shuteye. The issue has consequences on our economy and health.
Posted In: sleep, Health

Insurers keep close eye on extreme weather report

The IPCC is about to release its latest findings regarding extreme weather trends and climate change. The predictions can help insurers figure out what to cover, and for how much.
Posted In: weather, climate change, insurance

OECD says increase needed in European bailout fund

Yesterday the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris said the European Union would need to increase the amount of money in its bailout fund to more than a trillion dollars.
Posted In: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

SAT and ACT to adopt tougher security standards

The people who put together the SAT and ACT college entrance exams have announced new security standards in response to a cheating scandal.
Posted In: SAT, ACT, college

Rep. Michael Burgess on the Affordable Care Act

As the final day of arguments wrap up at the Supreme Court over the legality of President Obama's health care law, we speak to one outspoken critic of the plan.
Posted In: health care reform law, Washington D.C., Republicans

Queen's Diamond Jubilee in England could hurt economy

It seems this year's Diamond Jubilee -- which celebrates her 60th year on the throne -- could be a bad thing for the economy.
Posted In: Britain, Queen, Royal wedding

Good and bad signs for the U.S. housing market

It is one step forward, one step back for the housing market. The mortgage bankers association says this morning applications for home mortgages were up 3.3 percent last week but demand for refinancing dropped for the sixth straight week.
Posted In: Housing, construction, home

PODCAST: Gas keeps rising, Annie's goes public

Research shows that over a quarter of the population isn't getting enough sleep, but what can be done? Research in Motion reports earnings tomorrow, and despite efforts to revamp the company and its BlackBerry product, the outlook is still grim. The health care debate continues into Day Three, and David Brancaccio continues his cross-country trip looking at robots that are stealing our jobs.

Magic Johnson invests in the L.A. Dodgers

The Dodgers have a new owner. The troubled franchise will be bought up by a group of investors, Magic Johnson among them.
Posted In: Sports, Magic Johnson, Dodgers, MLB

Day Three of health care arguments in D.C.

Today is the final day the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the legality of the Obama administration's health care overhaul. The Justices will be looking at severability, of what happens if the individual mandate is struck down.
Posted In: health care reform law, Washington D.C., Supreme Court

Doctors differ on health care reform proposals

Doctors across America give very different takes on the Affordable Care Act, aspects of which are now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted In: health care reform law

Could BlackBerry be flattened?

Earnings report from Research in Motion, parent company of BlackBerry, may be a cliffhanger.
Posted In: Blackberry, rim, Research in Motion, smartphone

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Movin' On (2006)
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