Mar 28, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 28, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 28, 2011

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Obama defends U.S. role in Libyan no-fly zone

Mar 28, 2011
President Barack Obama will speak tonight about the government's involvement in Libya, as critics raise questions on the financial and political costs of the offensive.

More states could cut down jobless benefits

Mar 28, 2011
Mich. passed a law to cut unemployment benefits to 20 weeks. Other states hit hard by the recession could soon follow suit.

Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Mo.

Mar 28, 2011
With lower state taxes on gasoline, among others, Mo. is easily undercutting its border mate, Ill., when it comes to the price to fill up.
A cart carries off a group of people portraying slaves during the staging of a re-enactment of a mid-19th century slave auction January 15, 2011 in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
John Moore/Getty Images

Libyan rebels capture oil ports

Mar 28, 2011
Oil prices fell below $105 a barrel after Libyan rebels regained control of two key oil ports. They claim they could restart crude exports within weeks.

The business of tracking despot assets

Mar 28, 2011
A small army of accountants is mounting a different kind of assault on the Gaddafi regime. They are tracking the dictator's foreign assets, with a view to freezing and seizing them.

Time Warner's iPad app worries TV networks

Mar 28, 2011
A new iPad app from Time Warner allows digital streaming, making network executives nervous about a possible drop in cable subscriptions.

Survey: China's economic power concerns developed nations

Mar 28, 2011
The BBC's Rebecca Singer explains the latest finds from a survey conducted by the BBC, measuring public concern over China's economic power.

Does the U.S. have room in the budget for a no-fly zone?

Mar 28, 2011
Lawrence Korb, former assistant defense secretary and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, explains how the U.S. budget has created room for military expenditures in the past, and how the current budget can accommodate the Libyan no-fly zone.

Consumer spending up 0.7% in February

Mar 28, 2011
The Commerce Department is reporting that U.S. consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in February, the largest increase since October.

Are we facing another tech bubble?

Mar 28, 2011
We saw it once before -- the tech giants of Silicon Valley grew too fast, which led to the tech bubble burst of 1999. But with today's tech company valuations even bigger, is another tech bubble lurking around the corner?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC