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Apr 26, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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More food scandals in China may point to better regulation

Apr 26, 2011
China has seen a string of alarming food safety reports -- from glow-in-the-dark pork to ink-dyed steamed buns. But the uptick in scandals could mean that food in China is actually getting safer.

The psychological effects of Chernobyl, 25 years later

Apr 26, 2011
Dr. Burton Bennett, chairman of the U.N.'s Chernobyl Forum, discusses the effects of the nuclear disaster 25 years later.

Arab refugees roil Europe

Apr 26, 2011
Europe cheered the pro-democracy revolutions in North Africa, but it seems much less enthusiastic about one of the by-products of the protests.

State pension systems in an even bigger hole

Apr 26, 2011
The Pew Center on the States releases a report on states' growing retirement bills.

Pointing fingers for high oil prices

Apr 26, 2011
The White House is blaming "speculators" for high gas prices; the "speculators" say the Fed is to blame because quantitative easing put the dollar in the dumps, making commodities more attractive to investors.

The Trump brand: For better or for worse

Apr 26, 2011
Donald Trump's name can be seen on real estate towers and casinos, even bottled water and vitamins. But sporting the Trump name doesn't necessarily mean the man himself is involved, as Anna Sale explains.

Silver nears $50 a ounce

Apr 26, 2011
Bob McKee, chief economist with Independent Strategy in London, explains silver speculation and the varying roles of silver and gold in the commodities market.

New 'Facebook Deals' launches in five cities

Apr 26, 2011
The newest addition to the social media giant will tap into the booming online coupon market. But can Facebook beat out companies like Groupon and LivingSocial?

Insurance companies hit hard by tornadoes

Apr 26, 2011
Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore and Company, explains how the recent string of tornadoes plaguing the U.S. will impact the property and casualty companies.

Home prices continue to drop

Apr 26, 2011
U.S. home prices fell in February for the eighth straight month according to the S&P Case-Shiller home-price indexes. Karl Case, co-founder of the Case Shiller Index, explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC