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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jobs picture brightens, but what about housing?

Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, explains today's promising job numbers and why the housing situation hasn't followed suit.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs

Planned layoffs decline in March

Job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas announced today that U.S. job cuts fell 39 percent from a year ago, despite an uptick in government job cuts.
Posted In: Jobs

Google tests fate in China after multiple shutdowns

Analysts expect Google Maps is the next application to be banned in China, following a block of the search engine and its e-mail service by the government.
Posted In: China

TEPCO to close four reactors at Fukushima

According to the company's chairman, Tokyo Electric Power Company will permanently shut down four of the six reactors at the incapacitated nuclear plant.
Posted In: Oil

In energy speech, Obama calls for reduction in oil imports

In a speech this morning, President Obama said the U.S. must find a way to cut U.S. oil imports by one-third.
Posted In: Oil

Banks, lawmakers tussle over Dodd-Frank regulations

Banks are saying that the financial reform law is costing them so much, they have to impose bigger fees on consumers.
Posted In: Banks

Venture capital takes off in Mexico

Venture capital firms are finding success in Mexico. Some entrepreneurs are using the economic development to combat crime.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Ohio to vote on anti-union law

The bill is similar to Wisconsin's, but will also weaken the bargaining rights for public sector employees like police and firefighters.

A surprise about the healthiest county in the U.S.

A report names San Juan in Washington state one of the healthiest counties in the country, and that's despite a lack of health care options in the area.
Posted In: Health

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Animals
Bonobo
Carry Out (Featuring Justin Timberlake) [feat. Justin Timberlake]
Timbaland
Shut Us Down
Lindsey Buckingham