Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 2, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden's death could cripple terrorist financing

The BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones explains how the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden could hurt -- but not maim -- the funding of the al-Qaida network

Chicago suburb moves to ban grocery bags

The town of Evanston, Ill., is considering a ban on not only plastic bags, but paper bags as well. But the move could actually end up hurting environmental causes.
Posted In: Environment

Markets react to news of bin Laden's death

Markets jumped on the news that U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, but the prices of commodities such as oil, gold and silver fell.

Will killing Osama kill the movement he inspired?

U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its murderous leader, Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden's death may provide opening for new U.S., Pakistan relationship

Following the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, Dr. Farzana Shaikh -- author of "Making Sense of Pakistan" -- believes that the delicate financial relationship between the United States and Pakistan will change.
Posted In: Investing

Exploring al-Qaida as a business operation

Exeter University professor Bill Tupman says the death of Osama bin Laden may not destroy al-Qaida's financing arm. That's because the group operates like a franchise company.

Can al-Qaida move forward without bin Laden?

Phillip Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission, explains the future of al-Qaida without its figurehead, and the U.S. investments in special operations.

Investors pull out of safe investment on news of bin Laden's death

The dollar is up, and gold, oil and other commodities are down on the news of Osama bin Laden's death. Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist with Mesirow Financial in Chicago, explains.
Posted In: Investing

Spending may get a boost from bin Laden death

As many celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, some Americans plan to spend more freely. But others expect to reign in future spending in case of another attack.

Was bin Laden's death worth the cost?

Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow for the Brookings Institution, analyzes Osama bin Laden's death and the budgetary toll on the U.S.

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Moog Jam
Don't Crash The Ambulance
Mark Knopfler
Brother Lee
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