Mar 4, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 4, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 4, 2011

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Bank of America cuts interest rates for credit card users

Mar 4, 2011
It's a result of the CARD act passed in 2009.
A man rides by a Bank of America branch Pasadena, Calif.
David McNew/Getty Images

NBA drives the paint in Europe

Mar 4, 2011
The National Basketball Association wants to create a new team in Europe. This weekend's games will show off the league's global reach.

Obama makes deal to let Mexican trucks on U.S. highways

Mar 4, 2011
President Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon announced that they have agreed to allow Mexican trucks on American highways. The deal needs congressional approval. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Job growth still won't be big enough for a while

Mar 4, 2011
Although today's jobs report should reveal more jobs added than we've seen in a long time, don't expect unemployment to reach pre-recession levels soon.

U.S. payrolls rise 192,000, jobless rate 8.9%

Mar 4, 2011
U.S. employers added 192,000 workers and the unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent in February -- the lowest level since April 2009. Jill Schlesinger from CBS/MoneyWatch explains.

As Greece tries to cut back, workers say: 'we won't pay'

Mar 4, 2011
We've seen a lot of loud, violent protests in Greece over mounting debt and budget cuts. Now, thousands of Greeks have decided on a quieter type of protest.

Unemployment falls below 9%, government cuts 30,000 jobs

Mar 4, 2011
U.S. Labor Department has released its job report for February, and for the first time in two years unemployment is below 9 percent. But analysts are worried jobs aren't being created fast enough.

Chris Low: February job numbers show some progress

Mar 4, 2011
The chief economist at FTN Financial examines today's job report from the U.S. Labor Department. When unemployment is down, cuts to government jobs at the state and local level could hurt the economy's long-term recovery.

Obama urged to open U.S. oil reserve

Mar 4, 2011
With oil prices at just about $103 a barrel, some members of Congress are asking President Obama to open the nation's strategic oil reserve in an effort to bring down the cost of gasoline.

Why buy a solar panel when you can lease it?

Mar 5, 2011
Home solar panels are quickly getting cheaper in the U.S. thanks to companies that lease them to homeowners, instead of selling them.

Facebook app developers may get access to personal phone numbers

Mar 5, 2011
Marketplace Tech Report host John Moe talks about Facebook's new policy that allows its app developers to obtain phone and address information if users choose to opt in.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC