Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Mar 24, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Can you trust a banker for the Senate?

Mar 24, 2010
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias has been the Illinois state treasurer for the last four years, and now he's gunning for the state's senatorial seat. But his former life as a banker may hurt him in the current political climate. Tony Arnold reports.

Foreign hiring may be good for U.S.

Mar 24, 2010
A study out today from Dartmouth College and the Business Roundtable suggests when U.S. companies expand their reach abroad and start hiring in foreign markets, it may not have such a bad impact domestically. Alisa Roth reports.

B of A to help underwater homeowners

Mar 24, 2010
Bank of America is set to announce a plan today that will forgive some of the amount homeowners who are underwater owe on their mortgages. Steve Chiotakis gets more details from Marketplace's Brett Neely.

Calories will soon be on the menu

Mar 24, 2010
Exercising an emphasis on preventive care, next year the new health care law will require over 200,000 fast food and chain restaurants to disclose calorie counts and nutritional information on their menus. John Dimsdale reports.

Businesses call bias on Yelp listings

Mar 24, 2010
A group of small businesses are banding together against Yelp, accusing the popular ratings site of emphasizing negative reviews unless the businesses agree to pay for advertising. Bob Moon reports.

Daimler in U.S. court for foreign bribery

Mar 24, 2010
German automaker Daimler has been charged with corruption, bribing officials in 22 countries. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why a U.S. court is handling a case of foreign corruption.

Lower-rent cities have bigger spenders

Mar 24, 2010
A new report of household consumers shows the biggest spenders are in Austin, Texas and Scottsdale, Ariz., while New York City ranked 53 on the list. Rent and expenses were found to be a factor. Jennifer Collins reports.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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