Mar 11, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Airlines stay up, fight new regulations

Mar 11, 2010
Global airlines are doing better than expected with losses only coming to about $2.8 billion. Meanwhile, U.S. airlines are fighting new passenger regulations. Steve Chiotakis checks in on the airline industry with Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

Who hurts if Google leaves China?

Mar 11, 2010
Google says it could soon reach a conclusion from its talks with the Chinese government. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Scott Tong about why Google potentially pulling out of China could hurt the search engine's relationship with Motorola.

Car safety regulators seek more money

Mar 11, 2010
Does the recent attention to Toyota's vehicular troubles reflect a wider breakdown of automotive safety? Bob Moon explores the battle for safer cars -- and a better budget for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

BP to wade in Brazil's waters for oil

Mar 11, 2010
The British energy giant BP is heading to Brazil to explore what could be the next big oil reserve. But the oil won't be easy to get to, as it rests many miles out at sea, under the ocean floor.…

TARP panel questions GMAC bailout

Mar 11, 2010
The congressional panel that oversees the federal bailouts is questioning the decision to rescue consumer lender GMAC. Bill Radke talks to Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, the panel's chair, about what could have been done differently.

Greek workers have 'no more to give'

Mar 11, 2010
Thousands of public and private sector workers are striking today in Athens, Greece in a demonstration against the government's austerity plan. Steve Chiotakis talks to reporter Joanna Kakissis from the scene on the streets.

Why foreclosures may have slowed

Mar 11, 2010
Realty Trac reports 1 out of every 418 U.S. homes was foreclosed upon last month. The foreclosure rate isn't rising as rapidly as it has in past years, but that's only because banks are inundated with paperwork. Nancy Marshall Genzer…

VAT? What is that?

Mar 11, 2010
Can a value-added tax help us get out of a big budget hole? Bill Radke talks to Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell about how the VAT works and why it's had a rough time finding followers in Congress.

Missouri district closes half its schools

Mar 11, 2010
The school board in Kansas City, Mo. voted to close half the schools in its district to avoid going broke. Other districts around the country have been closing schools, as well, but none to this extent. Alisa Roth reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC