Mar 10, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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B of A helps you avoid the $38 coffee

Mar 10, 2010
Bank of America is getting rid of overdraft fees on debit card purchases, a move that pre-empts federal regulation for all banks starting July 1. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Alisa Roth about how this will help out bank customers.

Illinois seeks $13B for budget shortfall

Mar 10, 2010
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will be unveiling plans to make up for his state's huge budget shortfall, and state residents are putting forward their own suggestions to raise $13 billion. Jay Field reports.

3D TV will be coming at you soon

Mar 10, 2010
Electronics firms will slowly be coming out with more 3D TVs soon, which means more programs available in 3D format. But somehow manufacturers have yet to invent a pair of universal 3D glasses. Jeremy Hobson reports.

No more rewards for naked shorts

Mar 10, 2010
Governments are planning to take hard action against market speculators in the wake of Greece's tumultuous financial problems. Bill Radke talks to Stephen Beard about why "naked" credit-default swaps in particular are being targeted.

Game consoles zapping U.S. energy

Mar 10, 2010
The Senate is taking up ways to improve energy efficiency in homes, including certain video game consoles known to be energy vampires. Nationally, these consoles could be using as much energy as San Diego does in one year. Brett Neely…

A new solar plan rises from the dust

Mar 10, 2010
Los Angeles's utility company is considering installing solar panels on a dry lake bed in the shadow of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Besides providing green energy for the city, this would also help the community with dust issues. Jennifer Collins…

Housing market hurts community bonds

Mar 10, 2010
Community development district bonds, which help pay for the installation of roads, sewers and power lines, have taken a big hit in the housing market meltdown. Jeff Tyler explores the consequences for the broader economy.

Bill would extend jobless benefits

Mar 10, 2010
The Senate is expected to pass a measure that would allow out-of-work people to collect unemployment benefits for as long as 99 weeks in some states. Steve Chiotakis gets more details from reporter Dana Hedgpeth of the Washington Post.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC