Mar 31, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Fed to name banks that took crisis loans

Mar 31, 2011
Completing the disclosure of crisis-aid recipients, the Federal Reserve is to name banks that borrowed from its so-called "discount window."

Tracking reactions to ads via webcam

Mar 31, 2011
A new app helps computers track human emotions through a webcam. The company says it represents a new frontier in customer service.

How financial reform changes the mortgage game

Mar 31, 2011
The Dodd-Frank law is having a big effect on the mortgage market, namely in the future fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Using Wall Street strategies in baseball

Mar 31, 2011
Author Jonah Keri talks about how the Tampa Bay Rays used a Wall Street approach in baseball, and ended up winning.

Top exec Sokol resigns from Berkshire Hathaway

Mar 31, 2011
Warren Buffett's go-to man and expected contender to take over as CEO at Berkshire Hathaway, David Sokol, has resigned. The search for a new successor is now underway.

Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

Mar 31, 2011
Tech giant Microsoft has filed an anti-trust complaint in Europe against Google.

Irish banks could need more than $40 bil.

Mar 31, 2011
The Irish Central Bank is expected today to release the results of bank stress tests. Analysts predict Ireland will need to pump an additional $40 billion into its banks to keep them solvent.

Biden: $33 bil. in cuts could stop government shutdown

Mar 31, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats agreed to a $33 billion in cuts from the current budget to avoid a government shut down. But is it enough for Republicans?

Who could replace Warren Buffett?

Mar 31, 2011
The sudden resignation of Berkshire Hathaway exec David Sokol is raising questions around what it means to be a successor and whether anyone can really replace a CEO like Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs or Rupert Murdoch.

Boeing, Airbus received unfair subsidies, says WTO

Mar 31, 2011
A ruling released today from the World Trade Organization says Boeing received illegal government subsidies. That's after a similar ruling against Airbus last year.

Fed releases 'secret' information

Mar 31, 2011
Today the Federal Reserve named the banks that borrowed money from its emergency "discount window" at the height of the financial crisis. Matt Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, explains why it's a momentous occasion.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC