Apr 28, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Should movie tickets be priced based on demand?

Apr 28, 2011
Ticketmaster announced it will price concerts and sporting events based on demand. Should the same process be applied to movie tickets?

Time to end oil subsidies

Apr 28, 2011
Or so President Obama thinks. He wants Congress to end oil and gas tax breaks, figuring the industry is doing very well. But some quarterly profits are falling flat.

Some British towns opt out of royal wedding celebrations

Apr 28, 2011
People around the U.K. are being encouraged to apply to their local councils to hold street parties in celebration of the royal wedding. But while some areas of the country have received as many as 80 applications, others have received hardly any.

China adds new requirements for U.S. tech partners

Apr 28, 2011
The Chinese government has released a sweeping new plan that pushes for some industries to grow -- and discourages development of others.

Gold hits record-high, dollar falls following Bernanke address

Apr 28, 2011
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a first-ever press conference yesterday. The dollar dropped in reaction, but share prices and gold have hit new highs.

Storms ravage the South, killing at least 150

Apr 28, 2011
Fierce storms have torn through large swaths of the South, destroying homes and businesses from Mississippi to Georgia. Steve Chiotakis reports from Birmingham, Ala. with more.

Fed keeps low interest rates

Apr 28, 2011
In his press conference yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to retain low interest rates inspite of inflation worries. Karen Shaw Petrou of Federal Financial Analytics explains.

GDP growth slows to 1.8%

Apr 28, 2011
David Wyss, chief economist with Standard & Poor's, examines today's news that the U.S. gross domestic product grew only 1.8 percent in the first quarter.

AIG sues two money managers over losses

Apr 28, 2011
American International Group has sued ICP Asset Management and Moore Capital. AIG contends it lost millions of dollars insuring mortgage securities that the companies knew were going to fail.

GDP growth slows in first quarter

Apr 28, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, looks at this morning's GDP number, and explains how we can turn the number around.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC