Apr 16, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 16, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 16, 2010

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Should electronics carry energy labels?

Apr 16, 2010
Refrigerators carry an energy label which breaks out the average cost of running the appliance for a year. But electronics like TVs and computers don't carry these labels. Caitlan Carroll explores whether or not they should.

United luring Continental for merger?

Apr 16, 2010
Last week there was merger talk in the air for United and U.S. Airways, but it seems United's real target may have been Continental. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about what makes the deal so attractive for the two carriers.

Avoiding another Wall Street bailout

Apr 16, 2010
The Democrats' push to overhaul the financial regulatory system could hit the Senate next week. But can Congress prevent another Wall Street bailout? Bill Radke talks to Roger Lowenstein, author of "The End of Wall Street."

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 4/16

Apr 16, 2010
This week: Iceland's volcanic airport snafu, Lexus and iPad Wifi woes, some good earnings (and some bad) and Coco goes to TBS.

Euro flights still down on volcanic ash

Apr 16, 2010
Flights are still grounded in Europe as the plume of volcanic ash from Iceland continues cloud the skies. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets the latest on the situation from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.

NYC real estate sways CALPER policy

Apr 16, 2010
After what happened with Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan, CALPERS is expected to adopt a new policy to stop investing in real estate deals that convert apartments with controlled rents to much higher market rates. Jill Barshay reports.

Shanghai unveils stock index futures

Apr 16, 2010
The Shanghai stock market has just released a new product: stock index futures, a brand new category which will allow Chinese investors to bet on the market even if it's not going up. Scott Tong reports.

Goldman charged with mortgage fraud

Apr 16, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Goldman Sachs with fraud, dropping its first civil suit against investors following the fallout of the housing market. Goldman stock dropped more than 14 percent in morning trading.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC