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Mar 23, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Illinois deals with deep pension debt

Mar 23, 2010
Critics of Illinois's budget are calling for reform to the state's pension assessment. The retirement system is nearly $80 billion in debt, the largest unfunded pension liability in the nation. Jay Field reports.

Should gov't push owning a home?

Mar 23, 2010
Government officials still see housing recovery in a precarious position. With that, the House Financial Services Committee will be looking into whether the government should be promoting home ownership. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Google, China continue to duke it out

Mar 23, 2010
A decision by Google to redirect users in China to the company's Hong Kong site has infuriated Chinese officials. Steve Chiotakis talks to China tech consultant Kaiser Kuo about possible repercussions for the search engine.

Pay czar going after more companies

Mar 23, 2010
Pay czar Kenneth Feinberg is sending letters to more than 400 firms that got government rescues, widening the field of companies under his scrutiny. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about what the pay czar can do.

Financial overhaul critics find loopholes

Mar 23, 2010
An overhaul of federal banking rules is one step closer to passing. But critics say the bill, which gives the government new powers against too-big-to-fail companies, is full of loopholes. John Dimsdale reports.

How freelancers afford to stay healthy

Mar 23, 2010
One of the big issues entrepreneurs struggle with is finding affordable health care while not attached to a big company. Mitchell Hartman explores one way these and other freelance types are getting ahead.

Louis Vuitton in Google court battle

Mar 23, 2010
A top court in Europe ruled in favor of Google in a trademark battle the search engine is having with designer Louis Vuitton. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the power of AdWords.

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