Apr 6, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Some Florida real estate agents pack heat

Apr 6, 2011
Wary of foreclosed homes and vacant properties, many Florida real estate agents are taking courses in order to get a concealed weapon license.

NFL advertisers prepare backup plans in case of lockout

Apr 6, 2011
Professional football brings in nearly 4 percent of all TV advertising in the U.S. So what will happen in the event of an NFL lockout?

Possible government shutdown threatens Tax Day, foreign aid

Apr 6, 2011
As the clock winds down on negotiations to avoid a government shutdown, agencies like the IRS and programs that provide foreign aid wait to see how a shutdown would affect operations.

Are smartphones the credit cards of the future?

Apr 6, 2011
A new coalition formed by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile called Isis hopes to make mobile payments a reality. But many critics wonder just how practical, and secure a cell phone payment really is?

Libyan rebels are running out of cash

Apr 6, 2011
Rebel-run eastern Libya is in danger of running out of currency because of an asset freeze by the U.S. and Europe.

Fed to get offers for AIG mortgage bonds

Apr 6, 2011
Who will bid for billions of dollars worth of toxic assets once owned by insurance giant AIG? The Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds out today.
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What a government shutdown means for the economic recovery

Apr 6, 2011
The ongoing budget standoff on Capitol Hill means a shutdown of the federal government could be on the way. Economist Diane Lim Rogers explains what a government shutdown would mean for the economic recovery.

For sale: One out-dated social media site

Apr 6, 2011
The once-popular website MySpace will open up its books to buyers today. Newscorp, its current owner, hopes of a quick sale of the ailing social media site.

Shutdown boils down to essential vs.non-essential programs

Apr 6, 2011
As the government faces a potential shutdown over failing budget negotiations, federal employees are being divided into two camps: essential and non-essential.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC