Mar 17, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Japan struggles with massive clean up effort

Mar 17, 2011
Nearly one week after Japan was rocked by a disastrous 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami, a large scale clean up effort is underway in the northern part of the country.

Why some gas is cheaper than others

Mar 17, 2011
A number of different factors play into why some gas stations have cheaper prices than others.

Japan quake hammers U.S. companies

Mar 17, 2011
The ripple effects from the earthquake and tsunami hit a range of U.S. companies, from Aflac to Tiffany, which sell heavily to Japan.
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Aflac

March Madness online helps CBS turn profit on tourney

Mar 17, 2011
CBS expected to lose $200 million a year on the NCAA basketball tournament. But a deal to extend coverage to cable TV and a move to stream all games online have helped the network turn a profit.

Japanese yen hits record high against U.S. dollar

Mar 17, 2011
The yen has hit its highest level against the U.S. dollar since World War Two as Japanese insurance companies sell off foreign investments to cover impending insurance claims.

How will the disaster in Japan impact the U.S. economy?

Mar 17, 2011
David Kelly, chief market strategist with JP Morgan Funds, explains how the disaster in Japan will impact global markets as the U.S. enters a "recovery mode."

Companies face a logistical nightmare in Japan

Mar 17, 2011
Stephen Badger, operations director for the international express shipping company TNT, describes assessing the needs of the company's Japanese staff, and whether shipping is moving ahead after the earthquake and tsunami.

Banks have repaid 99% of TARP

Mar 17, 2011
According to the Treasury Department, six banks have repaid the funds they received from the government bailout of Wall Street, bringing the total bank repayment under the Troubled Asset Relief Program to 99 percent

Situation worsens at Fukushima nuclear complex

Mar 17, 2011
The world is watching as emergency workers at Japan's Daiichi nuclear complex desperately try to regain control of the reactors.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC