Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 25, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 25, 2011

Walmart begins testing home-delivery option

Walmart announced the launch of their new test service in San Jose, California, which allows customers to shop and order online for home delivery.
Posted In: Retail

The Fed expected to end easy money

Julia Coronado, chief economist with BNP Paribas, explains what's expected out of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting, and what the future is for the Fed's stimulus efforts.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

IMF Report: China will be the largest economy by 2016

According to a report from the International Monetary Fund, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy in five years. Brett Arends, columnist with Marketwatch, explains how the IMF is measuring the economies, and what this means for global economics.
Posted In: Economy

Is the market ready for the Fed's changed rules?

The Federal Reserve is expected to signal an end to it's post-crisis easy money policies. New York bureau chief Heidi Moore explains how this could impact the economy.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Royal Wedding Woes: Long vacations could hurt the British economy

The wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton was expected to inject a much needed boost into the British economy. But now, many fear that back-to-back holidays will decrease productivity and hurt Britain's GDP.

Nintendo profits fall short of estimates

The video game and console company reported profits fell 66 percent for the year, due in part to competition from smart phones and other game devises.

St. Louis airport to be fully operational by midweek

St. Louis' Lambert Airport has partially resumed flights after a powerful tornado ripped off part of the roof and shattered hundreds of windows in the main terminal.
Posted In: Airlines

Small business owners tussle with health care reform decisions

Small business owners across the country are trying to figure out their best financial options in how to provide their employees with health insurance, come the health care reform mandates in 2014.
Posted In: Small Business

Scaling the New York Times paywall

The New York Times has signed up 100,000 subscribers willing to pay for online content, but it's going to need more to help earnings and call its paywall a success.

Bernanke embraces glasnost

Next week, Fed Chair Ben Bernanke will do something no Fed chief has ever done before: at the end of the Fed's policy meeting, he'll stand before the press and answer questions.

Coffee prices on their way up

Thanks to unusual temperatures and rainfall, coffee production is falling in some parts of the world, just as emerging markets like India and China are embracing the drink.
Posted In: Food

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