Apr 4, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 4, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 4, 2011

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Some lawmakers push budget amendments to clip EPA power

Apr 4, 2011
They argue EPA regulation of carbon emissions will lead to job losses. And the White House is no longer taking a strong stand on limiting carbon emissions.

Andrew Sullivan moves to The Daily Beast

Apr 4, 2011
Today blogger Andrew Sullivan moves from The Atlantic to The Daily Beast. It's official. He's become a commodity.

Obama announces re-election campaign

Apr 4, 2011
In his announcement video and email, President Barack Obama kicks off a fundraising effort some have predicted will be the first billion-dollar campaign.

Southwest inspects fleet after Friday's incident

Apr 4, 2011
Southwest pilots had to perform an emergency landing Friday due to a tear in the body of a plane. Now Southwest Airlines is conducting a review of its fleet of 737-300 jets.

BP could resume Gulf drilling in July

Apr 4, 2011
The British oil giant is pursuing permits to resume drilling on 10 wells in the Gulf of Mexico this summer.

Business confidence worsens in Japan

Apr 4, 2011
The Bank of Japan has split a business confidence survey into pre- and post-earthquake numbers. The first number showed widespread optimism, but the earthquake has left the business community in a negative state of mind.

Report: GE will pay taxes after all

Apr 4, 2011
According to a report out today from Propublica and Fortune.com, the nation's largest corporation will pay taxes in 2010, despite earlier reports to the contrary. Fortune's Allan Sloan explains.

Government transparency websites targeted in budget cuts

Apr 4, 2011
Many websites that offer platforms for transparency in government could facing the chopping block as politicians debate budget cuts.

U.S. could face a government shutdown

Apr 4, 2011
Unless both parties in Congress can reach a budget deal, the federal government could shut down on Friday. Julia Coronado, chief economist at BNP Paribas, explains what that could mean for the economy.

Massive data breach hits big retailers, service companies

Apr 4, 2011
Texas-based Epsilon, one of the world's largest providers of marketing e-mail services, may have exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers to unauthorized parties.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC