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Mar 28, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Research shows that over a quarter of the population isn't getting enough sleep, but what can be done? Research in Motion reports earnings tomorrow, and despite efforts to revamp the company and its BlackBerry product, the outlook is still grim.…

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OECD says increase needed in European bailout fund

Mar 28, 2012
Yesterday the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris said the European Union would need to increase the amount of money in its bailout fund to more than a trillion dollars.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee in England could hurt economy

Mar 28, 2012
It seems this year's Diamond Jubilee -- which celebrates her 60th year on the throne -- could be a bad thing for the economy.

Magic Johnson invests in the L.A. Dodgers

The Dodgers have a new owner. The troubled franchise will be bought up by a group of investors, Magic Johnson among them.
The Dodgers have a new owner. The troubled franchise will be bought up by a group of investors, Magic Johnson among them.
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Day Three of health care arguments in D.C.

Mar 28, 2012
Today is the final day the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the legality of the Obama administration's health care overhaul. The Justices will be looking at severability, of what happens if the individual mandate is struck down.

Doctors differ on health care reform proposals

Mar 28, 2012
Doctors across America give very different takes on the Affordable Care Act, aspects of which are now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rep. Michael Burgess on the Affordable Care Act

Mar 28, 2012
As the final day of arguments wrap up at the Supreme Court over the legality of President Obama's health care law, we speak to one outspoken critic of the plan.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is introduced by Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) at an event on health care in the U.S. Capitol on March 31, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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SAT and ACT to adopt tougher security standards

Mar 28, 2012
The people who put together the SAT and ACT college entrance exams have announced new security standards in response to a cheating scandal.

Good and bad signs for the U.S. housing market

Mar 28, 2012
It is one step forward, one step back for the housing market. The mortgage bankers association says this morning applications for home mortgages were up 3.3 percent last week but demand for refinancing dropped for the sixth straight week.

Could BlackBerry be flattened?

Mar 28, 2012
Earnings report from Research in Motion, parent company of BlackBerry, may be a cliffhanger.

Americans not getting enough sleep

Mar 28, 2012
New information from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that more than quarter of the U.S. population say they're not getting enough shuteye. The issue has consequences on our economy and health.

PODCAST: Gas keeps rising, Annie's goes public

Mar 28, 2012
Research shows that over a quarter of the population isn't getting enough sleep, but what can be done? Research in Motion reports earnings tomorrow, and despite efforts to revamp the company and its BlackBerry product, the outlook is still grim.…
AAA reports the average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. topped $3.90 a gallon this morning. It's been going up every day for more than 2 weeks.
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Insurers keep close eye on extreme weather report

Mar 28, 2012
The IPCC is about to release its latest findings regarding extreme weather trends and climate change. The predictions can help insurers figure out what to cover, and for how much.

Research shows that over a quarter of the population isn’t getting enough sleep, but what can be done? Research in Motion reports earnings tomorrow, and despite efforts to revamp the company and its BlackBerry product, the outlook is still grim. The health care debate continues into Day Three, and David Brancaccio continues his cross-country trip looking at robots that are stealing our jobs.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC