Apr 22, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for April 22, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for April 22, 2008

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Yahoo earnings out today

Apr 22, 2008
Today's edition of the Microsoft-Yahoo saga features quarterly earnings from Yahoo. If Yahoo comes out ahead, it has ammo against Microsoft's takeover bid. If not...? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Yahoo sign at the 3GSM telecoms industry trade show in Barcelona on Feb. 11, 2008.
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Water worries in rural communities

Apr 22, 2008
In Washington today, small-town water suppliers compete in an annual taste test. Sam Eaton from Marketplace's Sustainability Desk reports that the real battle in many rural communities is dealing with polluted sources.

Handicapping millionaire campaigns

Apr 22, 2008
Should candidates up against millionaires be allowed to raise more money than campaign finance laws permit? The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments against the so-called "millionaires amendment" today. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Senate committee to grill SEC chair

Apr 22, 2008
Today, Senate Banking Committee members are expected to take the chairman of the SEC to task for lax oversight of Wall Street credit rating agencies while those agencies were approving risky loans. John Dimsdale has a preview.

U.K. looking at airport competition

Apr 22, 2008
London's Heathrow Airport has more to worry about than flight delays. The company that runs Heathrow also owns six other U.K. airports, and a British regulator is expected to press it to sell one off. Stephen Beard reports from London.

Harnessing power from the Congo River

Apr 22, 2008
The World Energy Council meets in London today to work on plans for an $80 billion hydropower dam on the Congo River that could double the electricity available on the continent. Gretchen Wilson reports.

New mpg standards proposed

Apr 22, 2008
The federal government releases proposed fuel efficiency standards for new cars and trucks today. If enacted, the new standards would be the first change to the vehicle mileage rules in 30 years. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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