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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. The health care debate continues into Day Three, and David Brancaccio continues his cross-country trip looking at robots that are stealing our jobs.

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BBC World Service

OECD says increase needed in European bailout fund

by Marketplace Staff 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

by Stephen Beard 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.
Mid-day Update

Magic Johnson invests in the L.A. Dodgers

by Stacey Vanek Smith and Jeremy Hobson Mar 28, 2012
The Dodgers have a new owner. The troubled franchise will be bought up by a group of investors, Magic Johnson among them.

Day Three of health care arguments in D.C.

by Gregory Warner 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

by Jeff Tyler 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

by Stacey Vanek Smith 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.

SAT and ACT to adopt tougher security standards

by Amy Scott 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

by Josh Brown 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?

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

Americans not getting enough sleep

by David Lazarus 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.
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Gas keeps rising, Annie's goes public

by Mary Dooe 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. The health care debate continues into Day Three, and David Brancaccio continues his cross-country trip looking at robots that are stealing our jobs.

Insurers keep close eye on extreme weather report

by Adriene Hill 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.

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