Apr 21, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Why the housing market hasn't recovered

Apr 21, 2011
While the rest of the economy seems to slowly be getting back on its feet, the housing market is still stuck in a slump. Home prices continue to decline.

MLB takes over Los Angeles Dodgers

Apr 21, 2011
Major League Baseball has moved to seize control of the Dodgers from owner Frank McCourt -- a rare move that could have a high price.

NBA team looks to cater to big business

Apr 21, 2011
The Sacramento Kings aren't turning a profit, and its owners are looking towards moving the team south to appeal to a bigger Fortune 500 market.

Shrimpers try to catch customers through online market

Apr 21, 2011
Louisiana shrimp season just got underway. The BP spill made it harder to sell seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, but new online marketing and sales could help fishermen lure customers.

With high-profile case, SEC hopes to deter insider trading

Apr 21, 2011
The trial of Raj Rajaratnam could discourage future insider trading, but some say the effects would be short-lived.

Fiat to pay $1.3 bil. to up stake in Chrysler

Apr 21, 2011
Italian automaker Fiat announced today it will pay $1.3 billion to for an additional 16 percent stake in U.S. automaker Chrysler. Fiat hopes to own a majority of the company by the end of the year.

Putin pledges $52 bil. to boost births

Apr 21, 2011
The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to increase Russia's flagging birthrate by 30 percent, as Peter Van Dyk explains.

Strong corporate earnings from tech, fast foods

Apr 21, 2011
Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist at Mesirow Financial, explains the strong earnings from the technology sector and fast food business, and why the airline industry is lagging behind.

High fuel costs hit airline earnings

Apr 21, 2011
Mary Schlangenstein, airline reporter for Bloomberg, explains this quarter's airline industry earnings.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC