Apr 29, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Dems compromise in financial overhaul

Apr 29, 2010
Senate Republicans have agreed to let the debate on financial reform proceed after Democrats made a handful of concessions. Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer about where compromises were made.

New airline rule fines $25K for delays

Apr 29, 2010
A new airline rule says that carriers will be fined more than $25,000 per passenger if they're kept waiting on the tarmac for more than three hours. But some experts say that doesn't address inadequacies in the system. Alisa Roth reports.

Shell assists BP in oil spill clean-up

Apr 29, 2010
BP is spending $6 million a day cleaning up the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and rival Shell has pitched a half-dozen vessels into the effort. Both companies have a lot at stake in the mess. Stephen Beard reports.

Homebuyers credit ends Friday

Apr 29, 2010
Two million first-time homebuyers took advantage of the tax incentive program which ends this Friday. But did it really stimulate the housing market? A new survey says consumers seem to think so. Brett Neely reports.

U.K. sees return of the campaign poster

Apr 29, 2010
British voters hit the polls next week, and politicians are duking it out in the U.K.'s first election to use Facebook and Twitter. They're also finding the traditional campaign poster to be very effective. Christopher Werth reports.

No colorful cigarette ads in Australia

Apr 29, 2010
New legislation in Australia would forbid tobacco companies from using colorful images and logos to sell cigarettes. The bill would be the boldest crackdown on cigarette advertising worldwide.

Obama making picks for Fed board

Apr 29, 2010
President Obama is set to nominate three people to the board of the Federal Reserve. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores his choices with former Fed vice chair Alice Rivlin of the Brookings Institution.
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More jobs will require graduate degree

Apr 29, 2010
A report out today says by the end of the decade, nearly 20 percent more jobs will require a Master's or PhD. But graduation rates are low for PhD's, and few minority students go beyond an undergraduate education. Mitchell Hartman reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC