Mar 31, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Fed to stop buying from Fannie, Freddie

Mar 31, 2010
Today, the Federal Reserve will stop buying mortgage-backed securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at what this means for housing and home buyers.

Business size may affect bounceback

Mar 31, 2010
Take a look at the quarterly reports of big U.S. companies and you may see overseas growth cushioning a domestic financial blow. Jeremy Hobson explores this and other disadvantages small businesses have in the face of recovery.

Prevention's place in health care now

Mar 31, 2010
The new health care law is changing the way we approach the subject. L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus tells Bill Radke that one untold story is how our approach to disease prevention might be changing.

East Coast opens up to oil drilling

Mar 31, 2010
After decades off-limits, oil drilling is opening up on the U.S.'s East Coast and exploration for more places to drill will expand throughout certain parts of the U.S. Bob Moon gets the latest from Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman.

Leaving Haiti to relief plan a challenge

Mar 31, 2010
Haitian President Rene Preval has a 50-page action plan indicating where Haiti relief money should go. But some Haitians are skeptical and think the distribution of funds should be handled by another authority. Amy Scott reports.

Brits are not hitting the booze

Mar 31, 2010
You would think that tough times would lead to a rise in alcohol consumption, but sales of wine spirits and beer in the U.K. fell by more than 6 percent last year -- the largest drop in almost 50 years. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC