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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Apr 24, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Though cigarette usage is dropping, the tobacco industry is expected to post profits. We take a look at their new product lines. Does the U.S. stand to benefit from Japan's territorial dispute with China? And, what does the word 'welfare' mean to you?

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What does 'welfare' mean to you?

Apr 24, 2013
'Welfare' used to simply mean 'well-being'. These days it often has negative connotations and multiple meanings.

Meet Snus and e-cigarettes, the tobacco industry's new growth areas

Apr 24, 2013
While cigarette usage has dropped, profits for the tobacco industry are expected to be up.

Does the U.S. benefit from Japan-China tensions?

Apr 24, 2013
Tensions are on the rise this week between China and Japan after Chinese naval ships confronted Japanese fishing boats in the waters surrounding some disputed islands in the East China Sea.

States push to tie university funding to better performance

Apr 24, 2013
California Governor Jerry Brown is looking to join other states in basing funding increases at public universities on measures like higher graduation rates.

Walmart's image man on the company's PR challenges

Apr 24, 2013
Walmart is losing its image man. Leslie Dach, executive vice president of corporate affairs at Walmart, will be stepping down this summer after seven years on the job.

A check in on earnings, at the half

Apr 24, 2013
Earnings season continues on Wall Street with Procter & Gamble, Ford, Boeing, Qualcomm, and Eli Lilly & Co. all reporting today.

Bangladesh building collapse raises questions of worker safety

Apr 24, 2013
A building housing several clothing factories collapsed in Bangladesh earlier today. At least 87 people are dead and many others are thought to be trapped in the rubble.

Apple moves to ease investor concerns with $60 billion stock buyback

Apr 24, 2013
Apple plans to spend $100 billion over the next two-and-a-half years to ease investor concerns over the company's shifting share prices.
Apple plans to spend $100 billion over the next two-and-a-half years to ease investor concerns over the company's shifting share prices.
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PODCAST: Apple is not the apple of Wall Street's eye

Apr 24, 2013
Apple disappoints Wall Street. It's the half time show in the earnings game. And Walmart's PR guy explains his work on the company's image.

Though cigarette usage is dropping, the tobacco industry is expected to post profits. We take a look at their new product lines. Does the U.S. stand to benefit from Japan’s territorial dispute with China? And, what does the word ‘welfare’ mean to you?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC