Mar 7, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Super Tuesday wrapped up last night, and the economy once again emerged as the leading issue of that election day. In Washington state, emergency rooms are struggling with Medicaid payment plans. A federal jury in Texas has convicted Allen Stanford…

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Wages falling for young, educated adults

Mar 7, 2012
A study by the Economic Policy Institute has found that for men and women between 23 and 29, the average income dropped between 7 and 11 percent in the past decade.

Where the economy popped up on Super Tuesday

Mar 7, 2012
Last night, the Republican presidential candidates all mentioned economic issues in their speeches following the primaries and caucuses in ten states.

Super Tuesday results shed light on economic issues

Mar 7, 2012
Now that Super Tuesday has played out, we're getting a sharper focus on what voters care about most. Six in ten voters considered the economy the top issue.

News Corp. faces new Russia bribery scandal

Mar 7, 2012
The FBI is investigating a former subsidiary of News Corp. suspected of bribing Russian officials.

Washington state will limit Medicaid payments

Mar 7, 2012
As states and the federal government look for ways to trim budgets, Medicaid appears on the chopping block. And Washington state is scheduled to cut payments for some emergency room visits.

Apple's latest announcement expected today

Mar 7, 2012
As Apple makes a big announcement in the U.S., it may take some of the heat off the company for labor conditions at its suppliers in China and the lack of American jobs it creates.

Big economic worries remain surrounding Greece

Mar 7, 2012
There is a possibility that Greece's private creditors won't accept big losses on their investments by a deadline tomorrow night.

Steven Van Zandt extended interview: Available online only

Mar 7, 2012
Listen to more of our interview with the actor/musician, now starring in the Netflix original series, "Lilyhammer."

Economy affects politicians of both parties

Mar 7, 2012
The exit polls coming out of Super Tuesday primaries show Republican voters are focused on the economy -- even as their candidates sparred over everything from contraception to higher education.

PODCAST: Super Tuesday wrap-up, Netflix reverses roles

Mar 7, 2012
Super Tuesday wrapped up last night, and the economy once again emerged as the leading issue of that election day. In Washington state, emergency rooms are struggling with Medicaid payment plans. A federal jury in Texas has convicted Allen Stanford…
A local resident casts her vote at a polling station in St Andrew Presbyterian Church March 6, 2012 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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Will U.S. jobs numbers continue to improve?

Mar 7, 2012
The payroll processing company ADP said this morning that the private sector added 216,000 jobs last month, that beat expectations.

R. Allen Stanford convicted for Ponzi scheme

Mar 7, 2012
A Federal Jury in Texas has convicted Allen Stanford of defrauding investors to the tune of $7 billion in a Ponzi scheme.

Actor Steven Van Zandt on the state of television

Mar 7, 2012
The new series, "Lilyhammer?" It stars Steven Van Zandt as a gangster who turns on the mob and gets relocated to Norway by the FBI. The eight-show series is part of the new original programming streaming on Netflix.

Super Tuesday wrapped up last night, and the economy once again emerged as the leading issue of that election day. In Washington state, emergency rooms are struggling with Medicaid payment plans. A federal jury in Texas has convicted Allen Stanford of defrauding investors to the tune of $7 billion in a Ponzi scheme. And actor Steven Van Zandt tells about about the current state of television.

 

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