Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 21, 2012

Gas prices continue to soar in the U.S., but Americans haven't yet flocked to alternative fuels like natural gas in a big way. Billionaire investor T. Boone Pickens expected us to -- but after being one of the industry's biggest supporters, he's now backed out of natural gas stocks all together. In New York last night, tens of thousands of orthodox Jews gathered at Citi Field to discuss the pros and cons of using the Internet. And America's second largest movie theater chain, AMC, has been bought by one of China's largest real estate developers, creating the world's largest cinema chain.

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The productivity rate can help predict other aspects of economic growth.
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A reporter waits for the share price of Facebook to start trading at the NASDAQ stock market moments before it went public on May 18, 2012 in New York, United States.
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French President Francois Hollande, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti pose for a group photo during the 2012 G8 Summit at Camp David May 19, 2012 in Camp David, Md.
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Fair skies abound outside as the Atlanta Falcons face off against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome on in Minneapolis, Minn. The cost of doing business in the Midwest has finally leveled out with the South.
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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions.