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Apr 12, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 12, 2013

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Starting today, checks are on the way to victims of wrongful foreclosures as part of a $3.6 billion settlement between banks and federal regulators. But for most of those borrowers, it won't exactly be Christmas in April. A big deal is brewing in the global coffee business. German investment group JAB is buying Dutch company D.E. Master Blenders for nearly $10 billion. And a NASCAR race called the 'NRA 500' ignites a sponsorship controversy.

Segments From this episode

Genetics may be the next big thing in medicine, but at what cost?

Apr 12, 2013
Many believe genetics are the next big thing in medicine, but one question for this new era of personalized medicine is cost.

As foreclosure settlement checks go out, some 'laugh out loud'

Apr 12, 2013
Starting today, checks are on the way to victims of wrongful foreclosures as part of a $3.6 billion settlement between banks and federal regulators. But for most of those borrowers, it won’t exactly be Christmas in April.

'NRA 500' NASCAR race ignites sponsorship controversy

Apr 12, 2013
This weekend, Texas Motor Speedway will host a NASCAR race -- and the name of the race is causing a bit of controversy. It's called the NRA 500, as in National Rifle Association.

A $10 billion coffee buy

Apr 12, 2013
German investment group JAB is buying Dutch company D.E. Master Blenders for nearly $10 billion.

Are long-term auto loans a bad deal?

Apr 12, 2013
Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell explains why long-term auto loans, which are boosting car sales, could be a bad deal for borrowers.

From Snow White to Wreck-it Ralph: A look back at Disney animation

Apr 12, 2013
Disney is letting go of nine of its animators from its hand drawn animation team, a month after the company announced it has no further plans to work in the traditional 2D format.

PODCAST: Hey Mickey! Bank earnings are pretty!

Apr 12, 2013
Can we stop worrying about the health of the financial system? Long-term auto loans, good or bad deal? And a look back at Disney's hand animation movies.

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase: Is it time to stop worrying about them?

Apr 12, 2013
Since the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have reported healthy report quarterly earnings. So can we finally stop worrying about the health of our financial system?

Starting today, checks are on the way to victims of wrongful foreclosures as part of a $3.6 billion settlement between banks and federal regulators. But for most of those borrowers, it won’t exactly be Christmas in April. A big deal is brewing in the global coffee business. German investment group JAB is buying Dutch company D.E. Master Blenders for nearly $10 billion. And a NASCAR race called the ‘NRA 500’ ignites a sponsorship controversy.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC