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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 25, 2013
Apr 25, 2013

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Italy's political stalemate may finally be over. Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party, has been nominated as the country's next prime minister and will try to move away from austerity. Earnings season continues today, and so far most companies have reported positive results. But should we buy it? The history of 'Take our Daughters to Work Day' and why it now includes sons.

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Earnings are up, but hold your applause

Apr 25, 2013
So far, the companies have told us mostly good things this earnings season. But Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, isn't buying it. He says so-called "tax games" obscure business performance.

New Italy prime minister to move away from austerity

Apr 25, 2013
Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party, has announced that he intends to fight the move towards austerity in Europe, and investors applauded.

A history of Take our Daughters to Work — and why it now includes sons

Apr 25, 2013
Now that women make up half the American workforce, is Take Our Daughters To Work Day still relevant?
President Barack Obama, daughters Malia (R) and Sasha sing 'Happy Birthday' to First Lady Michelle Obama as they arrive to take part in a community service project at Stuart Hobson Middle School in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2011.
JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Mitigating the cost and frustration of sequester flight delays

Apr 25, 2013
How are airlines managing the flight delays related to sequester furloughs, and their impact on flyer morale and costs?

PODCAST: Delays on the horizon, Austerity in the rear-view

Apr 25, 2013
Airlines look to mitigate delays caused by the sequestration. Italy has a new Prime Minister and he doesn't like austerity. And who bears responsibility for sub-standard safety conditions in overseas factories?

Plenty of finger-pointing, but little compensation in Bangladesh factory tragedies

Apr 25, 2013
The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh reportedly producing clothing for American and European companies is raising questions about what those companies owe after a tragedy.
Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers are pictured at the scene after an eight-story building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 25, 2013.
MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s political stalemate may finally be over. Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party, has been nominated as the country’s next prime minister and will try to move away from austerity. Earnings season continues today, and so far most companies have reported positive results. But should we buy it? The history of ‘Take our Daughters to Work Day’ and why it now includes sons.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC