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Mar 8, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be named ambassador to China

Mar 8, 2011
President Obama is expected to nominate Locke to represent the U.S. in Beijing. Locke would be the first Chinese-American to serve in the post, and has worked on trade with China before.

Rising interest rates could hurt British homeowners

Mar 8, 2011
The Bank of England is set to raise its rates, which means U.K. homeowners face the daunting prospect of increased mortgage payments.

'Reset button' with Russia benefits U.S. business

Mar 8, 2011
It's been two years since President Obama enacted a symbolic "reset" in relations with Russia. The gesture may have helped political relations, but business relations with Russia have surged, too.

Oil prices fall as OPEC discusses production boosts

Mar 8, 2011
Oil prices declined for the first time in three days as members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries hold informal talks over pumping more oil into the global economy.

Oil prices haven't changed American travel habits, yet

Mar 8, 2011
Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith Moore and Company, explains why high oil and gas prices haven't convinced Americans to drive less this Spring.

Senate to vote on patent system reform

Mar 8, 2011
The Senate is expected to vote on an overhaul of U.S. patent laws. The measure may change the way patents are reviewed and would give priority to inventors who pay bigger fees.

U.S. natural gas surplus stays put

Mar 9, 2011
As natural gas production increases with new technology, regulations and the markets stall efforts to sell the excess outside the U.S.

'Jane Eyre' a favorite to remake

Mar 9, 2011
"Jane Eyre" has been adapted for the screen more than two dozen times. What makes it such a favorite story?

Which country produces the most tobacco?

Mar 9, 2011
Stephan Richter of The Globalist offers his latest question, this time about the world's largest producer of tobacco.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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