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Mar 15, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Undersea cables damaged after Japanese quake

Mar 15, 2011
Dozens of cables connecting Japan to the U.S. and mainland Asia were affected by the quake.

GOP takes smaller steps on Fannie and Freddie

Mar 15, 2011
Republicans wanted to kill the federal mortgage agencies but now are considering more gradual steps to limit their role in housing market.

Mexican workers fight to get wages paid back to them

Mar 15, 2011
Some 'braceros' have been waiting more than 50 years for payments promised to them by the Mexican government after legally working jobs in the U.S.

Higher gas prices create political pressure

Mar 15, 2011
Senate Democrats fearing blame for rising gas prices could waver on support for Obama proposals on environment.

Elevated radiation levels cause alarm in Tokyo

Mar 15, 2011
With reports of record radiation levels in Tokyo, the government is asking city residents to stay calm. But some are fleeing to safer locations.

Japan escalates evacuation efforts after explosions at nuclear plant

Mar 15, 2011
The Japanese government has expanded the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after several explosions. The fires, triggered by the earthquake, have caused a surge in potentially toxic radiation.

France sticks with nuclear technology

Mar 15, 2011
Government officials and industry experts are questioning the safety of nuclear power after the explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. But India, China, and France are all standing by nuclear power.

Twitter turns five

Mar 15, 2011
The social media network famous for 140-character missives celebrates birthday number five today. In just half a decade, Twitter has become a favorite of presidents, celebrities and revolutions.

Iodide pill is hot commodity as nuclear concerns escalate

Mar 15, 2011
Fires at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have caused a run on potassium iodide tablets, one method of protection from exposure to radiation. But many are finding the tablets hard to come by.

Nuclear power is no substitute for oil

Mar 15, 2011
Despite rising oil prices, the world still runs on oil. Juli Niemann, analyst for Smith Moore and Company, explains how a disaster in Japan could change the advancement of nuclear energy.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC