Segments From this episode
The IRS has set aside tomorrow to help ease tax filers' anxiety and answer questions. IRS employees have even undergone special training to insure "Super Saturday" is a success. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
The South By Southwest music festival generates $100 million for the city of Austin and provides a valuable experience to indie musicians and entrepreneurs. Steve Chiotakis talks to Austin music journalist David Brown.
The International Franchise Expo kicks off today in Washington, D.C., and companies from everywhere will be looking hard for franchise buyers. Mitchell Hartman reports why this might be a good time to get into a franchise.
E.U. leaders wrap up their meeting today on European financial reform, and two plans are competing for power over banking regulation. Christopher Werth reports where Britain may be at odds with the rest of Europe.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights meets today to examine civil rights issues stemming from the mortgage crisis. Reports show some minorities may have been pressured into mortgages they couldn't afford. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
As rain fall slows and the Earth heats up, companies have started monitoring their water usage more carefully. Caitlan Carroll reports what large-scale businesses are doing to monitor their water footprint.
China's influential Southern Metropolitan Daily ran a strong editorial today criticizing the latest U.S. move to inject $1 trillion into its economy. Scott Tong explores why Beijing is now losing faith in the dollar long-term.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 20, 2009