Apr 18, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 18, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 18, 2011

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Southeast U.S. copes after deadly tornadoes

Apr 18, 2011
This weekend's storm system that spawned more than 200 tornadoes has left the southeast reeling today. Janet Babin reports from Durham, N.C. about the painful -- and expensive -- rebuilding process.

States seek rights to sue polluters

Apr 18, 2011
Six states and New York City are asking the Supreme Court for the right to sue power companies for their contributions to climate change.

Health warning issued on popular hair treatment

Apr 18, 2011
The Brazilian Blowout is known in certain circles as the secret to smooth, straight hair. But recent safety concerns have tarnished the once-illustrious treatment.

Finland could hold up Portuguese bailout

Apr 18, 2011
The debt crisis continues to plague Europe as Greece threatens to default on its $150 billion loan. And voters in Finland are sending an anti-bailout message that could sink future bailouts of Eurozone countries.

Happy Tax Day from Allan Sloan

Apr 18, 2011
Fortune magazine senior editor-at-large Allan Sloan joins us this morning to wish you a Happy Tax Day, and to commiserate on the complicated, annual process.

China raises bank reserve requirements

Apr 18, 2011
China's central bank raised the amount of money banks must hold in reserve for the fourth time this year to help control inflation.

S&P downgrades U.S. outlook to negative

Apr 18, 2011
Standard & Poor's has reaffirmed the U.S.'s AAA sovereign credit rating, but placed the ratings outlook at negative. Sam Stovall with S&P Equity Research explains.

FAA proposes more sleep to keep controllers awake

Apr 18, 2011
Air traffic controllers will get an extra hour off between shifts to prevent on-the-job napping, according to new rules from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

How an outlook downgrade affects future borrowing

Apr 18, 2011
Standard & Poor's announced today it has placed the U.S. ratings outlook at negative. Joe Englehard with Capital Alpha Partners in Washington explains how that could affect U.S. borrowing in the future.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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