Apr 11, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for April 11, 2008


Marketplace Morning Report for April 11, 2008

Segments From this episode

House puts off free trade vote

Apr 11, 2008
Free traders and business groups say they're concerned that yesterday's House delay of a pending free trade agreement with Colombia hurts our ability to negotiate future trade deals. John Dimsdale reports from Washington.

Cookie or cake? British court decides

Apr 11, 2008
After 12 years, U.K. authorities have reversed a previous ruling and decided that Marks & Spencer chocolate-covered tea cakes are not cookies, but cakes. Cakes are not taxed. Stephen Beard explains.

Why do illegal immigrants pay taxes?

Apr 11, 2008
It's tax time. Most of us wince when we see how much tax the government has taken. But imagine if you don't get any benefits from paying taxes. A lot of illegal immigrants are in that position. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
1040 tax form

For Italian voters, it's the economy too

Apr 11, 2008
The financial future for most Italians is the key issue in the upcoming election for who will lead the nation. Megan Williams gets a prediction on which candidate has the edge.

Make money playing a house concert

Apr 11, 2008
It's tough for not-so-famous musicians -- tough to be heard and tough to make money. Aspiring artists are turning to garages, basements and living rooms, and some have found that can pay off. Lisa Chow reports.

A deodorant with street cred

Apr 11, 2008
It can get pretty sweaty at a hip-hop show by one of Island Def Jam's acts. What's a smelly teen to do? Use Proctor & Gamble's hip-hop deodorant, TAG, a joint endeavor with Def Jam records. Jill Barshay reports.

West Coast salmon fishing halted

Apr 11, 2008
With the number of spawning salmon down as much as 93% on the West Coast, a federal agency has called off the salmon fishing season. The action is unprecedented. Dan Grech reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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