Aug 23, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for August 23, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for August 23, 2011

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Airline passengers protected from hidden fees and overbooked flights

Aug 23, 2011
New federal rules prevent long tarmac delays, give extra compensation if fliers are bumped off flights and force airlines to clearly disclose all those extra fees

Radio ratings jumbled during Alabama tornadoes

Aug 23, 2011
Mother Nature's destruction earlier this year could cost radio stations millions in advertising dollars

Lenovo debuts computer tablet

Aug 23, 2011
ThinkPad will launch today to challenge Apple's iPad.

Japanese PM Naoto Kan likely to resign

Aug 23, 2011
Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan will resign soon in the wake of ongoing economic woes for his country. But a tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster are only partly to blame for the trouble.

White House to eliminate redundant regulations

Aug 23, 2011
The Obama administration says that it's removing hundreds of unnecessary business regulations in hopes the changes will encourage hiring and create jobs.

Is Libya the next Iraq?

Aug 23, 2011
As rebels continue to fight in the capital city of Tripoli, experts wonder when oil production in the country will be back to normal.

White House says removing redundant regulations will grow jobs

Aug 23, 2011
The White House reveals a plan to remove business regulations -- from duplicate gas pump rules to a streamlined environmental filing system. Officials hope it will save businesses money, and eventually urge on hiring.

Obama administration cuts red-tape to save billions

Aug 23, 2011
The White House estimates that streamlining business regulations will save billions in the long run. But is it enough to start knocking away at unemployment?

Libyan economy could recover faster than Iraq

Aug 23, 2011
The Libyan conflict may soon come to an end, and many are already comparing the country's recovery to that of Iraq. We speak with George Joffe of Cambridge University as to why those comparisons are unfair.

Stability in Libya may not lower gas prices at home

Aug 23, 2011
Will the end of the conflict in Libya mean lower prices at the pump? Juli Niemann explains why we might not feel the difference in our wallets any time soon.

S&P chief to step down

Aug 23, 2011
Deven Sharma will step down as president of Standard and Poor's next month. The rating agency says his decision is unrelated to controversy swirling about the U.S. downgrade.

Libyans on the ground wait anxiously for end of conflict

Aug 23, 2011
As the fate of Libya is still in the air, we talk to a BBC reporter on the ground. With Internet shut downs and numerous power outages occurring, Libyans are holding their breath for a resolution.

Lenovo hopes to corner business market for tablets

Aug 24, 2011
While many tablets continue to fail when faced up against Apple, companies are still churning out new models. China-based Lenovo launches its ThinkPad today, hoping to appeal to business users.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC