Apr 9, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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States all across the country have been passing measures to combat gun violence. But in Rhode Island, some Republican lawmakers are hoping to lure gun manufacturers into the state. The value of the Japanese yen has fallen to its lowest…

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Rhode Island Republicans want gun makers to set up shop

Apr 9, 2013
State Minority Leader Brian Newberry says gun manufacturing would bring well-paid jobs to Rhode Island's struggling economy.
An assortment of Colt and Glock semi-automatic handguns. Rhode Island State Minority Leader Brian Newberry (R) says gun manufacturing would bring well-paid jobs to Rhode Island's struggling economy.
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Japan stimulus has investors eyeing Europe

Apr 9, 2013
The value of the Japanese yen fell to its lowest level in four years after a huge monetary stimulus package was unveiled last week, and the effects of the stimulus are starting to be felt far away from Japan.

What you need to know to run a marathon at the North Pole

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Apr 9, 2013
Four dozen trekked to the North Pole in a marathon that costs more than $15,000 to run in. Feel like taking a run on a polar ice floe? Here's what you need to know about the race.

J.C. Penney CEO gets the boot, but were his ideas really that bad?

Apr 9, 2013
J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson has been given the boot after just 17 months as head of the struggling department store chain.

Earnings check in: The health of corporate America

Apr 9, 2013
Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest earnings reports and what they signal about the economy.

PODCAST: Economic recovery for the long haul, J.C. Penney CEO fall

Apr 9, 2013
A check in on corporate America. Former Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard talks entitlement reforms, and how to make them fair. And, were ousted J.C. Penney Ron Johnson's ideas so bad?

Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard on how to make entitlement reform fair

Apr 9, 2013
Glenn Hubbard, former Chair of the White House Economic Council of Advisers under President George W. Bush, discusses the entitlement reform, the economic recovery, and taxes.

States all across the country have been passing measures to combat gun violence. But in Rhode Island, some Republican lawmakers are hoping to lure gun manufacturers into the state. The value of the Japanese yen has fallen to its lowest level in four years after a huge monetary stimulus package was unveiled last week. The effects of the stimulus are starting to be felt far away from Japan — in fact, they’re having some impact on the European debt crisis. And, what will it cost you to run a marathon at the North Pole?

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