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Mar 26, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 26, 2012

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It's day one of Supreme Court arguments over President Barack Obama's health care reform law. Twenty-six states are challenging the law -- parts of which are already in place.  Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, is expected to announce earnings today, and analysts aren't expecting big things. It's been 10 years since the University of Pennsylvania's
Wharton School opened a satellite campus in San Francisco. To mark the occasion, the business school has moved to a bigger -- and shinier -- facility.

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PODCAST: Ben Bernanke speaks, 'The Hunger Games' takes off

Mar 26, 2012
It's day one of Supreme Court arguments over President Barack Obama's health care reform law. Twenty-six states are challenging the law -- parts of which are already in place. Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, is expected to announce earnings today, and analysts aren't expecting big things. It's been 10 years since the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School opened a satellite campus in San Francisco. To mark the occasion, the business school has moved to a bigger -- and shinier -- facility.
A giant boombox prop is displayed in the T-Mobile Music Store during the launch of Google Music hosted by T-Mobile at Mr. Brainwash Studio on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif. Turns out, boomboxes in some ways made a bigger impact that the iPod or iPhone.
John Shearer/Getty Images for T-Mobile

The unexpected winner of 'The Hunger Games'

Mar 26, 2012
Lionsgate had a very good weekend It's film, 'The Hunger Games,' took in $150 million dollars domestically over the weekend.
Opening Night Of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium on March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Valerie Macon/Getty Images

What's at stake in the health care decision

Mar 26, 2012
It's day one of Supreme Court arguments over President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

Health insurance industry keeping close eye on proceedings

Mar 26, 2012
The health insurance industry had supported the health care reform bill, but if the Supreme Court decides to get rid of the individual mandate, that could cause a lot of trouble for the industry.
Registered nurse Steve Van Dyke checks patient Mildred Herman's medication while on a home health care visit on March 23, 2012 in Denver, Colo.
John Moore/Getty Images

For-profit educator expected to report lower profits

Mar 26, 2012
Analysts are bearish on the for-profit educator as traditional universities step up competition.

What to expect from the health care hearing

Mar 26, 2012
Today, the Supreme Court begins a monumental three-day hearing on the Affordable Care Act.

U.N. hopes to limit foreign farmland investment

Mar 26, 2012
The U.N. wants limits on the amount of farmland foreign investors can buy up around the world. The organization will vote on new voluntary guidelines in mid-May.

Health care arguments conclude: Day One

Mar 26, 2012
What happened inside the health care reform proceedings today, live from outside the Supreme Court.

U. Penn Wharton School excels in Silicon Valley

Mar 26, 2012
It's been 10 years since the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School opened a satellite campus in San Francisco. To mark the occasion, the business school has moved to a bigger -- and shinier -- facility.

Markets reacting to health care hearings

Mar 26, 2012
Twenty-six states are challenging the law, parts of which are already in place. Could the arguments for either side be affecting investors today?

In Spain, Catholic church starting job recruitment push

Mar 26, 2012
The Catholic church in Spain is trying to draw more members to its ranks by promising a "job for life," but that is problematic for a number of reasons.

What health care reform means for small businesses

Mar 26, 2012
In the Supreme Court today, arguments over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's massive health care reform will be heard. The challenge is being brought by 26 states -- and also small business organizations.

American Airlines bankruptcy could void union contracts

Mar 26, 2012
The parent company of American Airlines wants more concessions from unions, or it'll push to cancel existing labor contracts.

It’s day one of Supreme Court arguments over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Twenty-six states are challenging the law — parts of which are already in place.  Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, is expected to announce earnings today, and analysts aren’t expecting big things. It’s been 10 years since the University of Pennsylvania’s
Wharton School opened a satellite campus in San Francisco. To mark the occasion, the business school has moved to a bigger — and shinier — facility.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC