Apr 29, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 29, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 29, 2011

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Buffett may get heat from once-adoring investors

Apr 29, 2011
As Berkshire Hathaway shareholders gather in Omaha, Warren Buffett faces tough questions about stock trades by his former heir apparent.

Labor unions begin to embrace immigrant support

Apr 29, 2011
Unions in this country have long been hostile to the idea of illegal immigration, but lately the unions have started to see value in encouraging immigrants, both legal and illegal, to join their movement.

Was Kate the most 'political' choice?

Apr 29, 2011
Historically, royal marriages played a big role in the political and economic future for the country. Who would have been a good choice for Prince William, if that were still the case today?

European gas prices hit $9 a gallon

Apr 29, 2011
Today, Exxon Mobile is reporting first quarter earnings close to $11 billion. But that's no surprise due to the cost of gas, both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Boeing, Lockheed Martin lose Indian defense deal

Apr 29, 2011
Two American aircraft makers lost an $11 billion contract with the Indian air force for 126 fighter jets.

Washington questions your smartphone's impact on privacy

Apr 29, 2011
A Senate sub-committee is holding a hearing called Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy. John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, explains how this will impact mobile tracking.

Personal income and spending rise in March

Apr 29, 2011
Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large for CBS/Moneywatch takes a look at today's income and spending numbers -- up half a percent in March.

China's 'one child' policy may stifle economic growth

Apr 29, 2011
New numbers are out on China's population and the population is keeping below the 1.4 billion mark. This may ease potential strain on China's resources, but it could impact China's economy.

Consumer spending rises on higher prices

Apr 29, 2011
The Commerce Department is reporting this morning that personal incomes were up 0.5 percent in March, and that consumer spending is also on the rise. FTN Financial's Chris Low examines these numbers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC