Marketplace for Thursday, April 10, 2008
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Microsoft waits as Yahoo plays the field
Not so eager to make a deal with Microsoft, Yahoo has been talking with Google, NewsCorp and AOL about various partnerships. Lisa Napoli reports that there's a big reason for all this back and forth.
American's problems grounded in FAA
American Airlines has now canceled 2,500 flights over the past 72 hours as it tries to get right with an FAA safety audit. The company's CEO apologized today, and some in Congress are blaming the FAA. Kai Ryssdal has more.
China currency drops against dollar
Much of America's trade gap with China has been tied to the yuan holding at 8 to the dollar. The U.S. has pushed China to lower that imbalance and today the yuan fell below 7 to the dollar for the first time. But Alisa Roth reports it's a case of being careful what you ask for.
U.S. woes top world finance agendas
The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Group of 7 countries meet this week. The topic at hand is one we're all far too familar with -- the U.S. credit crunch. Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London talks with Kai Ryssdal about the world view.
Canada blocks deal with U.S. company
Canada is enforcing a never-before-used law to block an American company from buying a Canadian firm that has developed advanced satellite technology. Jeremy Hobson reports the $1.3 billion offer couldn't overcome Ottawa's worries about national security.
Senate bill has plenty for home builders
The Senate has passed its version of the housing rescue bill. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says the bipartisan plan includes a surprisingly large, $6 billion in tax credits to help home builders.
Medical-legal partnership lowers costs
The nation's hospitals are struggling to care for low-income patients. Proposed solutions usually involve more money or more doctors. But some medical centers are trying a different approach -- more lawyers. Jeff Tyler reports.
What you should know about tax rebate
Most of us are going to get tax rebate checks as a result of the stimulus package approved a couple of months ago. But, there's a catch or two. Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland has the details.
Music from the episode
Exzebache Tommy Guerrero
Paper Planes M.I.A.
One Girl Army Five Iron Frenzy