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Mar 6, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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The Dow sits at a record high this morning and looks like it could go higher today. What does it mean for ordinary investors? Global oil markets are steady this morning after the death of the Hugo Chavez in Venezuela…

Segments From this episode

Dow record makes those not in the market itchy to act

Mar 6, 2013
People who got out of the markets during the financial crisis need to act cautiously if they want to get back in now.

Harley-Davidson pulls the plug on factory floor music

Mar 6, 2013
Harley-Davidson factories no longer allow music on the assembly line, due to safety concerns.

Chavez is gone but what of his legacy?

Mar 6, 2013
Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday leaving a nation divided over the wisdom of his policies. Both critics and supporters agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela.

After Chavez death, Venezuela faces tough economic choices

Mar 6, 2013
What's ahead for Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chavez?

Resume guide: 3 tips to make your CV standout

Mar 6, 2013
If you are hitting the job market, the one thing you'll need is a good resume. But how do you get yours to the top of the heap?
If you are hitting the job market, the one thing you'll need is a good resume. But how do you get yours to the top of the heap?
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Chavez death ripples throughout Latin America

Mar 6, 2013
How will Chavez's passing affect the economies of other countries in Latin America?

Despite D.C. roadblocks, markets keep chugging

Mar 6, 2013
The Dow posted another record high this morning. The surge came on the heels of a new report from the payroll processing company ADP, which showed that private employers added 198,000 jobs in February.

BNSF Railway to test natural gas locomotives

Mar 6, 2013
BNSF Railway is announcing this morning that it’s trying a new experiment. The railway is going to try running some of its locomotives on natural gas this year, instead of diesel.

PODCAST: Dow highs, Chavez's legacy

Mar 6, 2013
The Dow posted another record high this morning. What is Hugo Chavez's economic legacy? And BNSF Railway is announcing that it’s trying a new experiment -- running some of its locomotives on natural gas this year, instead of diesel.

The Dow sits at a record high this morning and looks like it could go higher today. What does it mean for ordinary investors? Global oil markets are steady this morning after the death of the Hugo Chavez in Venezuela which has the world’s second largest oil reserves. And, Harley-Davidson factories just got a little less cool. The company is no longer allowing music to be played on the assembly lines because of safety concerns.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC