Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 14, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 14, 2010

Lexapro's incredible tax-dodging journey

Reporter Jesse Drucker follows the sale of a bottle of anti-depressant Lexapro to see if it's worth it for a company to dodge taxes.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

Retail sales growth shows strong U.S. consumption

Strong retail and industrial figures out today are positive signs for domestic consumption.
Posted In: Retail

Businesses suffer in Bangkok protests

A near nine-week anti-government protest has stifled life in Bangkok's business district. Steve Chiotakis gets details from the BBC's Vaudine England.

Reich: Big banks likely to stay too big to fail

The Senate's financial reform bill continues to take shape, and though some rules may change, some aspects of the financial industry may remain constant. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich talks to Stacey Vanek-Smith.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

More states join lawsuit against health care reform

Seven more states joined a lawsuit against the Obama administration's health care plan, making for a total of 21 states protesting the U.S. mandate to buy health insurance. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health

Senate approves new rules for credit-rating agencies

The Senate has approved an amendment to its financial reform bill that would increase regulation of ratings agencies, which have been spotlighted for their close-knit relationships with top banks. John Dimsdale reports.

Seniors take fitness to the playground

The gym can be an overwhelming place for the 65+ set, and more senior citizens are making it a point to keep in shape. Older Londoners have found another way to stay fit: a senior playground. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Health

GM, Google talk merging Android, OnStar

General Motors is in talks to merge Google's smartphone operating system with its OnStar network. The new technology would allow drivers to use their phones to start the engine or keep up with maintenance. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Congress to probe for real amount of spill at BP oil leak

Congress wants to determine how much oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico from the accident at the BP oil rig. Although BP has said 5,000 barrels a day were spilling from the well, new reports say it could be more than 10 times that amount.
Posted In: Oil

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