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Market to Market April 29, 2011 (#3635)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke meets the press. Proponents of "green jobs" examine their role in the economic recovery. And widespread storms spawn deadly tornadoes in the South, and delay planting further north. Those stories and market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:44)

Tags: agriculture commodity prices disasters economy Energy/Environment markets storms tornadoes weather

In the News

  • Judge Approves USDA, Indian Farmers Settlement
    (Apr 29, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has approved a $680 million settlement between the Agriculture Department and American Indian farmers who say they were denied loans because of discrimination.
  • Tornadoes Shut Mercedes, Other Southern Automakers
    (Apr 29, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The devastating tornadoes that swept across Alabama and other southern states Wednesday caused widespread power outages, shut down several large manufacturing plants and could disrupt the region's fragile economic recovery.
  • Government Urging Food Companies to Limit Ads for Kids
    (Apr 29, 2011) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is pressuring food companies to cut back on marketing unhealthy foods to children, releasing guidelines Thursday that could phase out advertisements on television, in stores and on the Internet if companies agree...
  • Index Shows Ag Companies Fare Well in Hard Economy
    (Apr 29, 2011) CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- Since 2007, much of the American economy has stumbled through a difficult period, but agriculture-related firms have enjoyed four profitable years thanks to heavy demand for corn and other crops.
  • California Budget Problems Affect Farmland Protection
    (Apr 29, 2011) FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- Where grape vines and fruit trees once unfolded to the horizon on the southeast edge of Fresno, some fields have now been paved over and replaced by hundreds of houses with scrawny lawns and small, immature trees.
  • Drought Could Continue in Southern US
    (Apr 29, 2011) FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The extreme drought that has gripped parts of nine states - most of them across the southern U.S - is expected to drag on for several months or intensify, posing a risk for more wildfires, agriculture problems and water...