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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 26, 2013
Apr 26, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 26, 2013

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As businesses re-open in the area of the Boston Marathon bombings, some are likely to file insurance claims to make up for lost sales. But if the bombings are officially labeled a terrorist act by the Treasury Department, many businesses could be out of luck. Japan has given the green light to Boeing's Dreamliner. The plane has been grounded all over the world since January due to battery malfunctions. And when we use the phrase "tax expenditure" what are we really saying?

Segments From this episode

What's a 'tax expenditure'? We decode a controversial budget term

Apr 26, 2013
Tax breaks like the home mortgage deduction confer financial benefits, and some argue they're part of the government safety net.

What is the most stressful state?

Apr 26, 2013
When you think of stress centers around the country, New York City or Washington D.C. may come to mind. But according to a new poll from Gallup, the people of West Virginia, Rhode Island and Kentucky are the most stressed.

Social media is no soap box for the poor: Study

Apr 26, 2013
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.

Putting a dollar value on that tree in your yard

Apr 26, 2013
Yes, it's Arbor Day again. Don't hug a tree, plant one. Or, calculate the value of what a tree is doing for the environment.

Boeing's Dreamliner will soon be back in the air

Apr 26, 2013
Japan has given the green light to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Japans two biggest airlines, Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, may resume flying the aircraft, which has been grounded since January.

Why do we need GDP to grow anyway?

Apr 26, 2013
U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary?
With a chart showing federal spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product in the background, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before the Senate Budget Committee March 12, 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

What Google search can tell you about the stock market

Apr 26, 2013
New research has found a link between Google search terms and the stock market. In other words, check out what people are searching for and then buy or sell.

PODCAST: What's GDP growth got to do with it? And, Google stock tips

Apr 26, 2013
U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary? And can you get stock tips from Google search?

Why many businesses skip 'terrorism insurance'

Four in ten businesses choose to skip extra insurance for acts of terrorism, why?

As businesses re-open in the area of the Boston Marathon bombings, some are likely to file insurance claims to make up for lost sales. But if the bombings are officially labeled a terrorist act by the Treasury Department, many businesses could be out of luck. Japan has given the green light to Boeing’s Dreamliner. The plane has been grounded all over the world since January due to battery malfunctions. And when we use the phrase “tax expenditure” what are we really saying?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC