Apr 12, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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The future of water

Apr 12, 2011
Water on earth may be more scarce than you may think. Charles Fishman, author of "The Big Thirst," talks about what people should do to help secure the world's water future.

Fukushima disaster on par with Chernobyl

Apr 12, 2011
The Japanese government has raised its assessment of the ongoing crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the highest severity rating.

Free trade agreements on the table

Apr 12, 2011
Congressional Republicans want to see all three pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea by July. Congress has to ratify them. Marketplace updates their status.

Just what was cut from the 2011 budget?

Apr 12, 2011
Details of last week's budget battle are trickling out this morning. The budget agreement, reached on Friday, cut federal spending by $38 billion and avoided a government shutdown.

Radiation fears haunt Japan's fishing industry

Apr 12, 2011
A month after the earthquake that caused a leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, fishermen are struggling to overcome fears about fish safety.

Is it too soon to talk about raising taxes?

Apr 12, 2011
David Cay Johnston, professor of tax and business regulation at Syracuse University, explains the practicality of taxes in the wake of last week's budget agreement.

U.S. trade gap narrows in February

Apr 12, 2011
The rising cost of oil and the decline of Chinese imports helped narrow the trade gap, according to the Commerce Department. Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Company explains that's neither good nor bad.

Student loan debt tops credit card debt

Apr 12, 2011
Student loan debt is pulling ahead of credit card debt for the first time in history. Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid.org and Fastweb.com, explains.

Coppola makes leading wine expert a deal he can't refuse

Apr 12, 2011
Francis Ford Coppola, director of film classics like "The Godfather," has lured famed wine expert Phillippe Bascaules away from France to revive his Napa Valley winery.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC