Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 10, 2011

U.S. presses China on finance reform

China reported today that exports hit a record high last month. Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore and Company, explains how this news will impact trade discussions between the U.S. and China today in Washington.
Posted In: China

Greece: Economists forecast default

Economist David McWilliams -- a former official in the Irish Central Bank -- believes a Greecian default is inevitable. But will Greece influence other indebted countries as well?

Skype-Microsoft deal: Keeping up with Facebook

U.S. software group Microsoft is in talks to buy Internet video and phone service Skype -- a move that could put Microsoft closer to its communications competitors.

China's trade surplus surged in April

China has reported a trade surplus of $11.4 billion, nearly four times greater than expected. Gareth Leather with the Economist Intelligence Unit says this news could impact U.S. and Chinese trade talks.
Posted In: China

Update: Microsoft makes $8.5 billion Skype offer official

Microsoft has announced that it will buy Internet video and phone network Skype for $8.56 billion in cash.

The art of the elevator pitch

Students from all over the world were invited to give their 60-second elevator pitch via YouTube for MIT's annual entrepreneurial competition this year.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Apple and Google testify on the Hill tomorrow

Lawmakers want to hear about their mobile privacy policies. It turns out not just retailers want data on you -- other kinds of companies do too.

Emirates growth strains global pilot market

Emirates Airlines is profitable and growing. With $67 billion worth of planes on order, the Dubai carrier is shopping for lots of pilots.
Posted In: Airlines

In Frankfurt, from stocks to sausages

Thomas Brausse lost his job as a stock broker during the height of the financial crisis. Now he's feeding his former colleagues during their lunch breaks with traditional currywurst.

Music from this show

Click below to purchase songs from this show through our Amazon affiliate.

Oh My God
Mark Ronson feat. Lily Allen
Keep Your Hands Off Her
The Black Keys
Gnarls Barkley
What Goes Around.../...Comes Around Interlude
Justin Timberlake

Browse the show calendar