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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 21, 2009

What about those 'green shoots?'

Bill Radke talks with online host Scott Jagow about what he's blogging about: green shoots, and the government's positive spin on things.

A look at the morning markets

Steve Chiotakis talks to Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia.
Posted In: Wall Street

U.S. labor, E.U. clash on aviation bill

The E.U. opposes a major aviation bill on foreign aircraft repair stations in Congress, claiming it's a move to save American jobs. But U.S. labor unions backing the bill argue many foreign countries are not as rigorous on safety. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Why bad Chinese drywall isn't banned

A Senate hearing today focuses on substandard drywall imported from China. Homeowners in the Southeast say it corrodes wires and makes people sick. But a ban Chinese drywall would be tricky for senators to pull off. Scott Tong reports.

WTC hits snag with financing dispute

The developer of the new World Trade Center wants more money from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. But the site owner worries there won't be enough demand for that office space. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing

Let the infrastructure projects begin

Three months after President Obama signed the stimulus bill, some of his proposed projects are underway. Tamara Keith visits a work site in Silver Spring, Md., where workers are paving a highly traveled, highly potholed road.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Businesses heat up over climate bill

The House is poised to approve the first ever climate bill, and that achievement hasn't come without some heated political debate. But Sam Eaton reports some of the fiercest battles are between businesses and their lobbying trade groups.

Wall St. ponders wave of regulation

The White House is expected to roll out a number of proposals for new regulations on the way Wall Street operates, and that's got the industry on edge. Amy Scott looks at why market professionals are concerned.
Posted In: Wall Street

GMAC next in line for Treasury bailout

GMAC already received $5 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program program back in December. Now, reports out say the Treasury Department is set to loan GMAC over $7 billion more. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto, Investing

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The World Is On Fire
Elevado
Maps
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Time To Pretend
MGMT
Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
On The Road Again
Willie Nelson