Apr 22, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 22, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 22, 2011

Segments From this episode

The return of oyster po' boy

Apr 22, 2011
A year after the BP oil spill, the Gulf Coast oyster -- and the oyster po' boy -- are back. Though maybe not like you remember.

Royal wedding's expense questioned by British taxpayers

Apr 22, 2011
For groups that want to end the reign of British monarchs, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton provides a big, expensive target for criticism.

Earth Day used to be about the earth

Apr 22, 2011
Now, this day of environmental activism has morphed into one of corporate promotion.

Jury rules against Mattel in Bratz doll case

Apr 22, 2011
The seven-year battle between rival toy companies over who owns Bratz dolls has finally ended. A federal jury says Mattel must pay Bratz doll-maker MGA Entertainment Inc. $88 million in damages.

Texas wheat farmers suffer through another drought

Apr 22, 2011
Many growing regions haven't had any real rain since September, and crop insurance premiums are rising.

Chinese truck drivers protest rising fuel costs

Apr 22, 2011
Chinese police have dispersed hundreds of picketing truck drivers in Shanghai. The demonstrators were protesting rising fuels costs and fees, as Rob Schmitz explains.

Greeks outraged over Citi debt missive

Apr 22, 2011
In London, Citigroup said it did nothing wrong after Greece launched a probe into rumors about a restructuring of the country's sovereign debt.

Toyota predicts slow return to normal level

Apr 22, 2011
Toyota said this morning factories in Japan won't be operating at full capacity for several months. And car inventories won't be back to normal until the end of 2011.

President Obama calls for investigation into oil speculators

Apr 22, 2011
Jill Schlesinger, editor at large for CBS/MoneyWatch, examines oil speculation and the oil markets -- and how they impact gas prices.

Apple's iPhone isn't the only phone that stores your location

Apr 22, 2011
Julia Angwin, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, explains the logic behind Google and Apple collecting location data from your phone, and how it will change advertising.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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