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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Super Tuesday wrapped up last night, and the economy once again emerged as the leading issue of that election day. In Washington state, emergency rooms are struggling with Medicaid payment plans. A federal jury in Texas has convicted Allen Stanford of defrauding investors to the tune of $7 billion in a Ponzi scheme. And actor Steven Van Zandt tells about about the current state of television.  

News Corp. faces new Russia bribery scandal

The FBI is investigating a former subsidiary of News Corp. suspected of bribing Russian officials.
Posted In: News Corp., Russia

Apple's latest announcement expected today

As Apple makes a big announcement in the U.S., it may take some of the heat off the company for labor conditions at its suppliers in China and the lack of American jobs it creates.
Posted In: apple, iPad, China

R. Allen Stanford convicted for Ponzi scheme

A Federal Jury in Texas has convicted Allen Stanford of defrauding investors to the tune of $7 billion in a Ponzi scheme.
Posted In: ponzi, banking, legal

Where the economy popped up on Super Tuesday

Last night, the Republican presidential candidates all mentioned economic issues in their speeches following the primaries and caucuses in ten states.
Posted In: Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich

Actor Steven Van Zandt on the state of television

The new series, "Lilyhammer?" It stars Steven Van Zandt as a gangster who turns on the mob and gets relocated to Norway by the FBI. The eight-show series is part of the new original programming streaming on Netflix.
Posted In: netflix, Steven Van Zandt, television, streaming

Big economic worries remain surrounding Greece

There is a possibility that Greece's private creditors won't accept big losses on their investments by a deadline tomorrow night.
Posted In: Greece, Europe

Super Tuesday results shed light on economic issues

Now that Super Tuesday has played out, we're getting a sharper focus on what voters care about most. Six in ten voters considered the economy the top issue.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, GOP, republican primaries, Barack Obama

Will U.S. jobs numbers continue to improve?

The payroll processing company ADP said this morning that the private sector added 216,000 jobs last month, that beat expectations.
Posted In: Jobs

Wages falling for young, educated adults

A study by the Economic Policy Institute has found that for men and women between 23 and 29, the average income dropped between 7 and 11 percent in the past decade.
Posted In: youth, wages, Jobs

Steven Van Zandt extended interview: Available online only

Listen to more of our interview with the actor/musician, now starring in the Netflix original series, "Lilyhammer."
Posted In: television, Music, Netflx, Steven Van Zandt

PODCAST: Super Tuesday wrap-up, Netflix reverses roles

Super Tuesday wrapped up last night, and the economy once again emerged as the leading issue of that election day. In Washington state, emergency rooms are struggling with Medicaid payment plans. A federal jury in Texas has convicted Allen Stanford of defrauding investors to the tune of $7 billion in a Ponzi scheme. And actor Steven Van Zandt tells about about the current state of television.

Economy affects politicians of both parties

The exit polls coming out of Super Tuesday primaries show Republican voters are focused on the economy -- even as their candidates sparred over everything from contraception to higher education.
Posted In: Republicans, Democrats, republican primaries

Washington state will limit Medicaid payments

As states and the federal government look for ways to trim budgets, Medicaid appears on the chopping block. And Washington state is scheduled to cut payments for some emergency room visits.
Posted In: medicaid, emergency

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Above The Clouds
Little People
Sundialing
Caribou
The Heart Of The Nightlife
Kisses
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