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Apr 15, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for April 15, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for April 15, 2008

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Pope bobbleheads, anyone?

Apr 15, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Washington today, but his fame precedes him. Internet retailers are already hawking papal souvenirs. Some are more tasteful than others. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Retailers want your rebate check

Apr 15, 2008
Over the next several weeks, the government is expected to mail out $100 billion in stimulus rebates. Retail stores and electronics makers are already plotting to take that money away. Jill Barshay reports.

Tough times for Italians, premier says

Apr 15, 2008
Since Silvio Berlusconi got into Italian politics, he's been loved and hated. Loved and hated. Loved and hated. Now Berlusconi is loved again -- elected Italy's premier for a third time. Megan Williams reports from Rome.

Senate asks if drinking water's safe

Apr 15, 2008
A Senate hearing today follows reports that prescription drugs, such as heart medications and antidepressants, were found in the drinking water of two dozen cities. Is there a health risk? Sam Eaton reports.

Would an honor code curb tax cheats?

Apr 15, 2008
Commentator Dan Ariely says that for many of us, the temptation to do a little creative accounting with our taxes is too tough to pass up. He did an experiment with some MIT students and got some interesting results.

British PM urges banks to cut rates

Apr 15, 2008
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets bankers today amid growing concern about credit. Brown is expected to urge bankers to lower interest rates and keep the economy from stalling. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Merged airline would be world's largest

Apr 15, 2008
Delta and Northwest airlines have agreed to join forces. If approved by unions, regulators and Congress, the merger would create the world's biggest airline. Jeremy Hobson looks into what this means for fares.

Study: Broken homes cost U.S. billions

Apr 15, 2008
Study by the Institute for American Values says people from broken homes make more use of government services, like Medicaid. Others say the money is well spent. John Dimsdale reports from Washington, D.C.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC