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Mar 30, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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A surprise about the healthiest county in the U.S.

Mar 30, 2011
A report names San Juan in Washington state one of the healthiest counties in the country, and that's despite a lack of health care options in the area.

Ohio to vote on anti-union law

Mar 30, 2011
The bill is similar to Wisconsin's, but will also weaken the bargaining rights for public sector employees like police and firefighters.

Venture capital takes off in Mexico

Mar 30, 2011
Venture capital firms are finding success in Mexico. Some entrepreneurs are using the economic development to combat crime.

Banks, lawmakers tussle over Dodd-Frank regulations

Mar 30, 2011
Banks are saying that the financial reform law is costing them so much, they have to impose bigger fees on consumers.

In energy speech, Obama calls for reduction in oil imports

Mar 30, 2011
In a speech this morning, President Obama said the U.S. must find a way to cut U.S. oil imports by one-third.

TEPCO to close four reactors at Fukushima

Mar 30, 2011
According to the company's chairman, Tokyo Electric Power Company will permanently shut down four of the six reactors at the incapacitated nuclear plant.

Google tests fate in China after multiple shutdowns

Mar 30, 2011
Analysts expect Google Maps is the next application to be banned in China, following a block of the search engine and its e-mail service by the government.

Planned layoffs decline in March

Mar 30, 2011
Job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas announced today that U.S. job cuts fell 39 percent from a year ago, despite an uptick in government job cuts.

Jobs picture brightens, but what about housing?

Mar 30, 2011
Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, explains today's promising job numbers and why the housing situation hasn't followed suit.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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