Mar 18, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 18, 2010

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States get creative to tax online sales

Mar 18, 2010
A 1992 Supreme Court ruling that says retailers without a physical presence can forgo collecting local sales tax is costing states billions of dollars in lost revenue. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale.

Pfizer looking for generics deal

Mar 18, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is hoping to make a deal with a generic drug maker to diversify. Marketplace's Gregory Warner reports why Pfizer is shifting its strategy and what it wants from a generics deal.

Reform may be loose on payday lenders

Mar 18, 2010
Next week, the Senate begins considering Senator Christopher Dodd's financial overhaul bill. But the proposal may not do enough to protect consumers against payday lenders. Brett Neely explores why that group may need tougher regulations.

New oil deal would tax gas at the pump

Mar 18, 2010
Senators John Kerry, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham are preparing to introduce a major piece of climate change legislation that could let oil companies off the hook for carbon emissions. Alisa Roth reports.

U.K. becoming a hub for electric cars

Mar 18, 2010
Nissan announced will begin producing electric cars in the U.K., while Ford will be making energy-efficient cars with half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the British government. Stephen Beard reports.

'Match Day' makes med student drama

Mar 18, 2010
If you're a graduating medical student, today is a day of destiny for you. On Match Day, med students find out where they will learn how to be doctors. Bill Radke talks to Brian Eule, who wrote a book about the secretive matching process.

China currency comments bad for ties

Mar 18, 2010
The U.S. ambassador to China's public criticism of China's currency policies may have turned up the heat on the dispute between the two countries. John Dimsdale reports

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC