Apr 11, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 11, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 11, 2011

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Japan: One month later

Apr 11, 2011
Today marks the one-month anniversary of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports from Tokyo on the country's rebuilding effort.

Proposed U.K. regs put the squeeze on banks

Apr 11, 2011
A report out today from the U.K. is recommending banking changes to prevent a future collapse. But not all banks are on board.

States eye levies on services to close shortfalls

Apr 11, 2011
But in Georgia, lobbying leads to exemptions for most services targeted for a tax.

Libyan war could protect bluefin tuna in Mediterranean

Apr 11, 2011
French fishermen have been catching bluefin tuna off the coast of Libya for years. But the fighting will keep Libyan boats in France's harbors this season.

Foreign income to lift U.S. corporate profits

Apr 11, 2011
As earnings season begins, global operations are expected to boost bottom lines at U.S. companies. But do those profits fuel U.S. economic growth?

U.S. borrowing inches toward debt ceiling

Apr 11, 2011
Just days after a deal to cut $38 billion in federal spending averted a government shutdown, politicians gear up for the next battle:to raise or not to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

NYSE says no to NASDAQ buyout

Apr 11, 2011
The New York Stock Exchange has rejected a bid from the rival U.S. exchange, NASDAQ, saying it plans to merge with Deutsche Boerse.

Report urges shift in global development

Apr 11, 2011
A World Bank report out today recommends a shift in how developed countries give to developing countries. The report encourages countries to focus on building stable government and institutions.

Corporate earnings season kicks off

Apr 11, 2011
As corporate earnings season gets started, many economists look to see which industries are coming back and which are lagging behind. Julia Coronado, chief economist with BNP Paribas explains.

Obama to lay out spending plan

Apr 11, 2011
The U.S. government was on the brink of a shutdown just last Friday. But President Obama this week will lay out his budgetary plans for the future. Ezra Klein, economic and political columnist for the Washington Post, explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC