Mar 4, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 4, 2013

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As Kenyans head to the polls today to elect a president, there are already reports of violence. A disputed election back in 2007 led to weeks of tribal bloodshed. Voters in Switzerland have approved a referendum to curb executive pay. The move comes less than a week after the European Union announced plans to cap banker bonuses. And the late Larry Hagman will make his final appearance as J.R. Ewing on TNT's version of the show 'Dallas' tonight.

Segments From this episode

BP oil spill settlement window may be closing

Mar 4, 2013
As the second week of testimony begins in BP's civil trial for damages in the Gulf oil spill, a settlement is still possible. Once evidence is presented in earnest, though, lines harden and chances diminish.

What J.R.'s death means for the series 'Dallas'

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Mar 4, 2013
The late actor Larry Hagman makes his last appearance on 'Dallas' on Monday. What does the death of a defining character mean for the series, one of the highest-profile bets by cable channel TNT.

Internships become the new job requirement

Mar 4, 2013
In a survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education, employers said they value internships more than many other credentials when it comes to hiring.

Goodbye PT Cruiser: Will anyone miss it?

Mar 4, 2013
One of the weirdest cars of the 21st century might be the Chrysler PT Cruiser. While the novelty car lost its popularity with drivers a few years after its release, it became a staple in rental car fleets.

In Kenya election, the issue in one region is oil

Mar 4, 2013
Oil was discovered in the Turkana region of northwest Kenya one year ago. Now local people fear they will be displaced and won't get a fair share of any future oil profits.

Is Switzerland no longer a banking haven?

Mar 4, 2013
Voters in Switzerland have approved a referendum to curb executive pay. The move comes less than a week after the European Union announced plans to cap banker bonuses.

Keystone pipeline gets good news: State Department report

Mar 4, 2013
The Obama administration is not expected to decide whether to approve the controversial Keystone pipeline until this summer, but a new report gives clues about the White House's pipeline strategy.

Markets reel over Italy election, China housing tax

Mar 4, 2013
From China's new housing tax to the sequester here in the U.S., global markets have a lot of news to digest this morning.

PODCAST: Goodbye PT Cruiser, hello internship

Mar 4, 2013
BP's chances for settlement get narrower. Rest in peace PT Cruiser. And how important are internships when it comes to scoring your first job?

As Kenyans head to the polls today to elect a president, there are already reports of violence. A disputed election back in 2007 led to weeks of tribal bloodshed. Voters in Switzerland have approved a referendum to curb executive pay. The move comes less than a week after the European Union announced plans to cap banker bonuses. And the late Larry Hagman will make his final appearance as J.R. Ewing on TNT’s version of the show ‘Dallas’ tonight.

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