Apr 5, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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Arne Duncan on the future of education in the U.S.

Apr 5, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he believes the No Child Left Behind law needs to be fixed, and that the U.S. can lead the world again in college graduates.

Fiscal year 2011 budget tussle continues

Apr 5, 2011
Congressional leaders are moving closer to cutting $33 billion. As part of that, they would cut mandatory federal government programs to avert a government shutdown.

Happiness is just a smartphone app away

Apr 5, 2011
The Mappiness app is charting British happiness -- and unhappiness -- in real time.

Downgrade for Portugal debt threatens investments

Apr 5, 2011
Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded Portugal's credit rating for the second time in less than a month. The move has increased the interest rate for investors to 10 percent.

Ryan's Medicare plan could hit senior wallets

Apr 5, 2011
Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan's Medicare overhaul could trim $5 trillion from the federal budget. But it would also raise insurance premiums for senior citizens.

Rebel oil shipment could mean 'Libya is back open'

Apr 5, 2011
Libyan rebels are expected to sell their first shipment of oil, a sale that could signal big changes in international oil trading.

Pandora reveals investigation into smartphone apps

Apr 5, 2011
The Internet radio company says it has received a subpoena as part of a federal investigation into the private information that is gathered and shared by smartphone applications.

TEPCO's radioactive water dump raises food safety concerns

Apr 5, 2011
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is dumping millions of gallons of radioactive water from its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant into the ocean. Now, for the first time, contamination levels in fish are exceeding health guidelines.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC