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Apr 18, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for April 18, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for April 18, 2008

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States want leeway with CO2 curbs

Apr 18, 2008
The EPA has denied 17 state plans to curb CO2 emissions, saying separate plans would create confusion. Governors are meeting at Yale today to press the federal government to act on climate change.

Violence in Mexico deterring tourists

Apr 18, 2008
The number of Americans kidnapped while in Mexico doubled in 2007 from the previous year. The rise in crime has not only reduced tourism, it is affecting the future of real estate projects, such as Donald Trump's Tijuana towers. Jill Barshay reports.

Freddie Mac to help with jumbo loans

Apr 18, 2008
Jumbo home loans -- anything larger than $417,000 -- have become more expensive than regular mortgages. They're 7% instead of 5.9%. Now Freddie Mac has a deal with four lenders to lower the rate. Jill Barshay reports.

U.S. may block British-Saudi jet deal

Apr 18, 2008
A $40 billion arms deal between Britain and Saudi Arabia would supply the Saudis with fighter jets. But the deal has been jeopardized by corruption inquiries, and the U.S. could block it. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Losing sleep over noisy New York bars

Apr 18, 2008
Closing time for New York City bars is 4 a.m. Some New Yorkers upset over noisy patrons want bars to close at 2 a.m. so they can get some sleep. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports

Argentina to get fuel from Venezuela

Apr 18, 2008
Argentina announced it will get much-needed diesel fuel from Venezuela. The arrangement could steady the price of diesel and ease tensions with farmers who need fuel for harvesting. Dan Grech reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC