Apr 14, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for April 14, 208

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Marketplace Morning Report for April 14, 208

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Job outlook gloomy for Bear staffers

Apr 14, 2008
Laid-off Bear Stearns workers will face a lot of competition for Wall Street jobs. The credit crisis fallout has already crowded the labor pool. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports they might have better luck abroad.

Zimbabwe crisis taxing neighbors

Apr 14, 2008
Today, Zimbabawe's High Court is supposed to rule on election results -- from two weeks ago. Meanwhile, as the country's severe economic crisis worsens, 3 million people have fled to neighboring countries.

Luring filmmakers with tax incentives

Apr 14, 2008
The Canadian dollar's increase against the U.S. dollar has fewer filmmakers crossing the border to save a buck. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports that some states are using tax incentives to grab some of the production business.
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Slugging -- the impromptu carpool

Apr 14, 2008
In our series, My Morning Commute, today, Gary Lindsey explains "slugging," a way of hitching a ride into work. Lindsey says he drives to the park-and-ride and hops in with a driver who has a similar commute.

Investment banks to unveil earnings

Apr 14, 2008
Expectations are not high for the earnings reports that big Wall Street investment firms are turning in this week. In fact, Marketplace's Jill Barshay learns that financial sector earnings, "are going to be miserable."

Blockbuster wants Circuit City

Apr 14, 2008
Blockbuster has made public an offer to buy Circuit City, an offer that was made privately in February but was not embraced by Circuit City brass. Will both companies benefit from the buyout? Jeremy Hobson reports.

The team

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