Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 18, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 18, 2009

Why India should matter to us

Why should we care about India's economy? Steve Chiotakis explores investing markets with Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research.
Posted In: Wall Street

Leno's move could risk NBC advertising

At this year's upfront, where advertisers try to buy time on TV's next hits, many networks are hoping to pull business away from NBC on its risky decision to put Jay Leno on weeknights at 10 p.m. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

U.K. hopes clunkers perk up auto sales

Britain kicks off its cash for clunkers where drivers get $3,000 on a new vehicle if they trade one that's 10 years old. The U.S. is considering a similar plan with a bigger subsidy for car owners. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Home improvement improves profits

While the construction industry has collapsed, the do-it-yourself industry's picked up. And that means stronger earnings for Lowe's and Hope Depot. Jennifer Collins reports why the chains are doing well.
Posted In: Housing

American Apparel suit means cheap ads

American Apparel has agreed to pay Woody Allen $5 million to settle a lawsuit. The filmmaker sued the retailer for suing his image without permission. Sally Herships reports on whether this is hurting or helping the company's business.
Posted In: Crime, Mergers and Acquisitions

Indian stocks high on pro-business vote

Indian stocks jumped so high regulators had to close the market temporarily to give it time to breath. This is good news for an economy often blasted as slow on reforms. Scott Tong further explores what's behind the surge.
Posted In: Wall Street

Social Security crisis on the horizon

Social Security is losing billions and younger people working today could face benefit cuts in the future. Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about what the government can do to avoid a retirement disaster.
Posted In: Retirement

How helpful is the foreclosure help?

The Obama administration kicked off a plan three months ago to help people avoid foreclosure. Some program advocates say it's working, while critics complain the companies involved aren't serious about it. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Housing

Wal-Mart electronics have room to beep

Wal-Mart is unrolling an expanded electronics section today that allows customers to play with gear previously under lock and key. The goal of the move is to snag former Circuit City customers. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail

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