Apr 15, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 15, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 15, 2011

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Illinois-based Amazon affiliates go dark

Apr 15, 2011
One Amazon affiliate - fatwallet.com - has already moved its headquarters out-of-state to avoid Illinois' online tax, as Chicago Public Radio's Tony Arnold explains.

Want a job? As an air traffic controller?

Apr 15, 2011
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a nationwide review of air traffic safety. And a top agency official resigned. Henry Krakowski's resignation follows a series of high-profile mishaps where controllers have reportedly fallen asleep while working overnight shifts.

Economic pressures may shape Libya's future

Apr 15, 2011
The former British Ambassador to Libya tells Marketplace that the oil sanctions and economic pressures in Libya are primarily on Col. Muammar Gaddafi, but that the rebels are facing their own issues as well.

Foreign investors look at U.S. debt ceiling debate and shrug

Apr 15, 2011
At the G20 meetings today, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will work to reassure foreign leaders that U.S. politics don't threaten the global recovery.

Tokyo nuclear plant operator must compensate victims

Apr 15, 2011
The Japanese government has ordered TEPCO, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to pay $12,000 compensation to each of the 50,000 households near the facility.

Peer pressure on privacy issues gets to Apple

Apr 15, 2011
Apple is reportedly adding a 'do not track' feature to its Safari internet browser. The company is just the latest to adopt the technology -- but do people use it? Marketplace Tech Report host John Moe explains.

Better for business: Cali. or Texas?

Apr 15, 2011
A group of California lawmakers are in Texas today looking into why California has lost jobs over the past three years, while Texas as created them.

Google earnings up 25%

Apr 15, 2011
Revenue at Google is up more than 25 percent over last year. But most investors are watching the money going out over the money coming in.

U.S. consumer prices rise on food, fuel

Apr 15, 2011
The Labor Department said today that the Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent in March. Gasoline and food prices accounted for almost three-quarters of the increase. Jill Schlesinger from CBS/Moneywatch explains.

New advisory board could help control Medicare costs

Apr 15, 2011
The GOP deficit reduction plan would transform Medicare into a voucher program. But a big part of President Obama's plan relies on a powerful advisory board.

Bank of America profits plummet

Apr 15, 2011
The largest bank in the country, Bank of America, announced a 37 percent drop in earnings this quarter due in part to bad mortgages.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC