Apr 12, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 12, 2010


Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 12, 2010

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Bailout losses drop to $89 billion

Apr 12, 2010
Last year, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that government bailouts would end up costing taxpayers $250 billion. Now officials say that figure has dropped to $89 billion. Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

Strong earnings expected for 1Q

Apr 12, 2010
Analysts are predicting a strong first quarter for earnings, thanks to the fact that consumers are spending again. Brett Neely explores market projections and why they're more robust over last year.

L.A. recycles rain to protect its ocean

Apr 12, 2010
Los Angeles is encouraging residents to recycle rainwater to prevent runoffs from polluting the ocean. The city also wants to impose fees on developers who fail to utilize the rain. Jennifer Collins reports.

IMF, Eurozone reach bailout for Greece

European government officials and the International Monetary Fund have agreed on a bailout plan for Greece that would lend the country $40 billion if it can't raise money in the bond markets. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
An employee walks through the Athens Stock Exchange.
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Tribune could do better in the long run

Apr 12, 2010
Sam Zell's aggressive cost-cutting measures didn't prevent the Tribune company from filing for Chapter 11. Now the company is making a plan to emerge from bankruptcy, and it may find itself in good shape down the road. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Cost a factor in stress test denial

Apr 12, 2010
Insurance companies in Delaware have been denying heart patients a nuclear stress test, which is costly and subject to pre-approval. Some cardiologists agree with the move. Kerry Grens reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC