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Conservative think tanks say federal employees are overpaid in comparison to their private sector peers. The chief of the Office of Personnel Management, however, says such comparisons are often misleading.
Stock prices jumped yesterday on the announcement that Sprint and T-Mobile resumed discussions of a merger. A merger of the two companies would combine the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless providers.
Despite a global freeze on Muammar Gaddafi's assets, analysts believe Libya is making at least $150 million a week in oil profits. The U.K. says it has a solution to benefit the Libyan people.
New data from Thompson Reuters today shows municipal bond issuance is headed for the worst quarter in 11 years. Richard DeKaser, an analyst with the Parthenon Group, explains how increasing rates and the end of the Build America Bonds program have affected the market.
In the wake of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller's resignation, Steve Behrens, editor of The Current, examines the future of funding for public radio stations and productions.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 9, 2011