Apr 2, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 2, 2009

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G-20 takes shape around regulation

Apr 2, 2009
As the G-20 gets underway, regulation is the big theme, and countries are starting to pledge their support to do what's necessary to help their economies. Steve Chiotakis reviews other decisions being made with Stephen Beard in London.

FASB moves on mark to market

Apr 2, 2009
The Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, votes today on whether to relax the rules on so-called "mark to market" accounting. Amy Scott explores what that change could mean for banks and the economic downturn.

How did the tax code get so dense?

Apr 2, 2009
The big tax deadline is a few weeks away, and the calls for IRS forms and schedules have gotten louder. Steve Chiotakis talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrel about how tax code got so complicated in the first place.

China warns U.S. of dollar concerns

Apr 2, 2009
China is using its presence at the G-20 table to warn the U.S. it needs to take care of its economic woes at the risk of losing the country as an investor. Renita Jablonski talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai.

Copper rising on Chinese infrastructure

Apr 2, 2009
The World Copper Conference wraps up today in Chile, and prices have seen their biggest quarterly gain since 2006. Analysts blame China's infrastructure projects for the rally. Dan Grech reports.

Employers contesting layoff benefits

Apr 2, 2009
More companies are challenging benefits requests for laid-off workers using any grounds they can find, even if illegal. Jeff Tyler reports the tricks ex-employers are using to cut off former employee benefits requests.

New bonus bill could be happy medium

Apr 2, 2009
Democrats are saying the new bailout bonus bill passing through the House may be enough for some Republicans upset over the first that retroactively taxed AIG bonuses. Jeremy Hobson reports where other Republicans still disagree.

Need work? Get back to the land

Apr 2, 2009
There's a bill in the House that would encourage more work in the public lands corps. The bill could help create up to 60,000 jobs over the next few years. Jennifer Collins puts on her work boots.

More filing for unemployment insurance

Apr 2, 2009
The number of people filing new requests for unemployment insurance is at a new record high. It's now the highest as a proportion of the labor force since May of 1983. Jeremy Hobson reports what this means for states.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC