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Mar 3, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 3, 2011


Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 3, 2011

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U.K., France to airlift stranded refugees from Libya

Mar 3, 2011
Thousands of fleeing Egyptian workers stranded in Tunisia on the Libyan border will be repatriated, in hopes of limiting the number of refugees flowing into Europe

Dallas Fed President: high oil prices won't spur a double-dip recession

Mar 3, 2011
Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, responds to concerns that higher gas and oil prices could lead to slower economic growth and a double-dip recession.

SEC considers new alternative to credit ratings

Mar 3, 2011
The Securities and Exchange Commission may propose dropping credit rating agencies for a new method for evaluating their portfolios. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Diane Swonk: Worker productivity likely to remain high

Mar 3, 2011
A chief economist at Mesirow Financial says today's workers are extremely productive. But how long we can expect this level of worker productivity to continue?

Food prices hit record highs

Mar 3, 2011
The United Nations is reporting a 2.2 percent increase in its Food Price Index for February. This is the highest level recorded since the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) began monitoring prices in 1990.

GOP wants to end home loan modification programs

Mar 3, 2011
The Obama Administration's Home Affordable Modification Program soon could be killed in the House.

NFL union may punt to avoid a lockout

Mar 3, 2011
The football players' union may dissolve itself to put owners at risk of anti-trust suits.

HBO buys a comedy about the financial crisis

Mar 3, 2011
The creator of the hit series "Entourage" has sold HBO a comedy about an unemployed banker. Are we ready to laugh about the financial crisis?
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Pirate attacks on the rise and expected to get worse

Mar 4, 2011
2011 could be a banner year for pirate attacks, and the violence could get worse, as well.

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