Apr 7, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 7, 2011

Segments From this episode

Job growth has been increasing faster for men than women

Apr 7, 2011
The "Mancession" of 2009 is finally giving way to a "Mancovery." But the jobs picture for women is going in the opposite direction.

Hospital errors are costing $17 billion a year

Apr 7, 2011
A new study reveals that hospital errors are occurring 10 times the rate previously measured, and are costing billions of dollars a year.

The debt ceiling explained

Apr 7, 2011
Why the U.S. debt ceiling is such a big deal, and what could happen if it's not raised.

Web, web, wherefore art thou in a government shutdown?

Apr 7, 2011
In the 1995 shutdown, the web wasn't ubiquitous. Now government agencies have websites, blogs, Twitter accounts, and lots of their workers have Blackberries.

Disney to break ground on Shanghai theme park

Apr 7, 2011
The Walt Disney Company will begin construction on Shanghai Disneyland tomorrow. And the park is expected to capitalize on existing demand for Disney products in China.

Portugal asks for $100 bil. bailout

Apr 7, 2011
Following recent downgrades of Portugal's sovereign and bank debt, the country has turned to European Union and the International Monetary fund for a bailout package.

Europe minds the U.S. government shutdown

Apr 7, 2011
The BBC's Rebecca Singer explains why economists and investors are watching the U.S. budget situation closely.

Furloughs loom for 'non-essential' workers

Apr 7, 2011
As the government faces a potential shutdown, some federal employees could face days or even weeks without pay.

Europe calculates the cost of borrowing

Apr 7, 2011
For the first time in 40 years, a major European central bank has raised interest rates ahead of the Federal Reserve. Economist Diane Swonk explains.

Mall vacancies hit 11 year high

Apr 7, 2011
Retail sales are up, but fewer people are going to the mall. Storefront vacancies in malls and strip malls have climbed over 9 percent.

In Europe -- the cost of a loan just went up

Apr 7, 2011
Today, the European Central Bank raised its key rate by .25 percent. Economist Carl Weinberg explains why that could be bad news for countries like Spain, Portugal and Ireland.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC