Apr 27, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Derivative reform struggles in Senate

Apr 27, 2010
The financial reform debate focusing on derivatives returns to the Senate today after discussion of the bill struggled yesterday. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer about where the tension lay on the Senate floor.

EPA looks for biggest energy loser

Apr 27, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a competition with commercial buildings and schools to find out who can shed the most kilowatt hours and thermal units in their energy usage. Sarah Gardner reports.

Tourre testifying on Goldman fraud

Apr 27, 2010
A Senate hearing will focus on the role of Fabrice Tourre in the fraud charges against investment bank Goldman Sachs. Tourre's testimony will have a major impact on the outcome of the case. Jeremy Hobson reports.

BP accident likely to hurt oil growth

Apr 27, 2010
BP's latest offshore oil drilling accident off the coast of Louisiana is the deadliest mishap of its kind in the U.S. in 40 years. The incident will likely give a boost to anti-offshore sentiment. Stephen Beard reports.

Stricter credit impacts rapid tax refund

Apr 27, 2010
Last year, more than 8 million people got tax returns early through rapid refunds, loans which tend to come with high fees and interest rates. But the Fed's clampdown on credit could kill those loans off. Alisa Roth reports.

Turnaround coming for U.S. car sales

Apr 27, 2010
Auto analysts anticipate an increase in U.S. car sales as the economy picks up again. Many of the new vehicles will also be manufactured domestically. Jill Barshay reports.

Irrational people make irrational market

Apr 27, 2010
How does human psychology affect the financial markets? Bill Radke talks to Justin Fox, author of the book "The Myth of the Rational Market," who also appears on PBS's NOVA series.

Goldman Sachs faces Congress

Apr 27, 2010
Goldman Sachs executives are testifying on Capitol Hill on the SEC's fraud charges and e-mails that indicate the investment bank knew the housing market would crash. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores the case with Gillian Tett of The Financial Times.
Fabrice Tourre, executive director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group, prepares to testify before the Senate -- April 27, 2010
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The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC