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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 16, 2010