Apr 1, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 1, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 1, 2011

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Economy adds 216,000 jobs in March

Apr 1, 2011
Reports from the Labor Department this morning show the U.S. created 216,000 jobs last month, sending the unemployment rate down to 8.8 percent. Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large at CBS MoneyWatch, explains.

France's new measure of well-being: Boredom

Apr 1, 2011
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for a new government survey measuring public levels of "ennui," or boredom.

The next steps for Amazon's cloud

Apr 1, 2011
Amazon was the first to break into the cloud market for music. Now it's trying to make nice with record companies.

GOP to examine AARP's insurance sales

Apr 1, 2011
House Republicans will be examining AARP's interest in the health care law. It's possible that the reform will mean $1 billion in extra sales for AARP in the next 10 years.

New rules for mortgage loan originators

Apr 1, 2011
From now on, loan originators have to present borrowers with options that include the loan with the lowest interest rate and the lowest fees.

Good news expected from March jobs report

Apr 1, 2011
Tig Gilliam, CEO of temporary employment firm Adecco Group North America, looks ahead to March's big employment report.

Cosmo hits newsstands in the Middle East

Apr 1, 2011
Women in the Middle East today are getting their first look at the region's version of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

What to look for with the March jobs report

Apr 1, 2011
Later this morning we'll get employment numbers for March from the Labor department. Economists expect the report will say the economy added around 200,000 jobs for the month.

Major Fed loans went to foreign banks

Apr 1, 2011
According to documents released yesterday by the Federal Reserve, the central bank supplied emergency loans to not only the U.S. banking system, but to many of foreign banks as well.

South Africa joins the BRICs

Apr 1, 2011
Brazil, Russia, India and China -- the BRIC countries -- will add a new nation to their developing economy coalition this month.

Private sector responsible for March job numbers

Apr 1, 2011
The Labor Department reports today that the economy added 216,000 jobs in March. And according to economists, all the job gains were in the private sector. Chris Low, economist with FTN Financial, explains.

NASDAQ puts bid in for NYSE

Apr 1, 2011
NASDAQ and InterContinental Exchange put in a $11.3 billion offer today to buy the New York Stock Exchange, just weeks after the NYSE agreed to a merger with Germany's Deutsche Borse.

Jobs picture is brighter in the West

Apr 1, 2011
Today's report from the Labor Department could indicate a jobs recovery may be taking hold, especially in California and the western United States.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC