Mar 29, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Business travelers use fewer short-hop flights

Mar 29, 2011
The number of short-air routes has declined 25 percent in the last five years because of high fuel prices and less business travel.

Georgia considers lifting ban on Sunday alcohol sales

Mar 29, 2011
Georgia is one of only three states that still bans retail sales of alcohol on Sundays. Lifting it could mean $5 million per year of additional revenue for the state.

Banks get living wills

Mar 29, 2011
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation votes tomorrow on standards that direct banks to make funeral arrangements for their own demise.

The commercialization of princess culture

Mar 29, 2011
Author Peggy Orenstein talks about how princess culture got to be a $4-billion-a-year business, and why it might not be as innocent as one may think.

Planning for a post-Gaddafi Libya

Mar 29, 2011
In his speech last night, President Obama explained that the U.S. continues to share the cost of the military efforts in Libya with other countries. This morning, representatives from more than 30 countries are meeting to continue discussions regarding the future of Libya and rebuilding the country.

Aussie dollar hits a 29-year high

Mar 29, 2011
The value of the Australian dollar has risen 10.5 percent in less than two weeks. Today, one Australian dollar will buy you $1.03 in U.S. dollars.

Japan to consider nationalizing TEPCO

Mar 29, 2011
As businesses and residents continue to suffer rolling power outages, Japan's government may start talks to nationalize Tokyo Electric Power Company.

January home prices continue decline

Mar 29, 2011
According to a new report from Case-Shiller, home prices continued to slide in January in America's major metropolitan areas.

Bloomberg: BP could face manslaughter charges

Mar 29, 2011
According to Bloomberg, federal prosecutors are considering whether to pursue manslaughter charges against BP managers for decisions made before the Gulf of Mexico oil well explosion. The blast killed 11 workers and caused the biggest offshore spill in U.S. history.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC