Apr 24, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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It's a big day for Election 2012, with primaries in five states. Marketplace's David Gura takes a look at why Wall Street might be switching teams this time around. The tourism industry in America teams up with the government for the first time to launch a global marketing campaign. After a rocky few weeks in the stock market, we find out today how Apple's earnings are doing. And in New York City, a look at the richest and poorest Congressional districts in the nation.

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America woos overseas tourists

Apr 24, 2012
Since 9/11, America's share of worldwide tourism has dropped 30 percent. A new ad campaign hopes to reverse the trend.

What Apple earnings could say about the tech sector

Apr 24, 2012
Later today we'll find out how Apple did over the last few months. And given the recent drop in Apple's stock price, there are questions about whether the company can remain the juggernaut that it's been.

From the richest to poorest in New York City

Apr 24, 2012
The poorest and richest Congressional districts in the United States are merely miles apart in New York City.

Wall Street turning cold shoulder to Obama

Apr 24, 2012
In 2008, bankers and traders were among Obama's big donors. This year, many are now embracing Romney.

Home prices stay flat, tech bubble could burst

Apr 24, 2012
U.S. home prices stayed basically flat in February according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index. Without adjusting for seasonal fluctuations, prices actually dropped 0.8 percent to reach the lowest level since 2002.

Index shows housing market slowly on the mend

Apr 24, 2012
The Case-Shiller Index for February looked at 20 American cities and found a few bright spots where investors are buying out foreclosed homes.

Meat theft on the rise in U.K.

Apr 24, 2012
In the U.K., meat theft is on the rise and it's not just hungry individuals -- we're talking fully-fledged organized crime gangs. And it doesn't stop at supermarket meat either.

James Murdoch faces questions at media ethics hearing

Apr 24, 2012
In London, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James are facing tough questions at a government hearing into news media ethics. When they appeared together before parliament last year, the Murdochs did not get an easy ride. One lawmaker accused them of running their media empire like the mafia.

PODCAST: Immigration slowing, home prices flat-lining

Apr 24, 2012
It's a big day for Election 2012, with primaries in five states. Marketplace's David Gura takes a look at why Wall Street might be switching teams this time around. The tourism industry in America teams up with the government for the first time to launch a global marketing campaign. After a rocky few weeks in the stock market, we find out today how Apple's earnings are doing.
A 'price reduced' sign is posted in front of a home for sale on November 30, 2011 in San Rafael, Calif.
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Social Security money to run out sooner than thought

Apr 24, 2012
The Social Security Trust Fund will run out of money three years earlier than previously thought in 2033. As for Medicare, that's still on track to run out of cash in 2024.

Mexican immigration to the U.S. slows

Apr 24, 2012
The flow of people moving between Mexico and the U.S. is now close to zero right now. That surprising new data today comes from the non-partisan Pew Hispanic Center. By comparison, over the last four decades, an estimated 12 million Mexicans came to the United States.

It’s a big day for Election 2012, with primaries in five states. Marketplace’s David Gura takes a look at why Wall Street might be switching teams this time around. The tourism industry in America teams up with the government for the first time to launch a global marketing campaign. After a rocky few weeks in the stock market, we find out today how Apple’s earnings are doing. And in New York City, a look at the richest and poorest Congressional districts in the nation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC