Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wall Street reacts to everything

Steve Chiotakis breaks down housing construction and new fuel efficiency standards with Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company in St. Louis.
Posted In: Wall Street

What California can do for its budget

Today Californians vote on measures that would raise taxes and slash budgets for health care and education. If the measures don't pass, the state must explore other options. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Porsche seeks funds after failed deal

Porsche is looking for an outside investor after its deal with Volkswagen fell apart. The botched merger leaves Porsche with a $12 billion debt. Stephen Beard explores why the deal failed and where it might get help now.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Can credit ratings be free speech?

Because credit rating agencies began as publications, they could stand behind what they said using the First Amendment. After the economic crisis, Congress might not let them do that anymore. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing

China takes on Nasdaq to nurture tech

China's new Growth Enterprise Board hopes to reward the country's tech stars the same way Nasdaq helped companies like Google and eBay. But this exchange comes with a different set of rules for investors. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Science, Wall Street

Dreamliner debuting to sky-high hopes

It's a few years behind schedule, but Boeing is finally preparing the 787 Dreamliner for its maiden flight sometime next month. And for Boeing's sake, the aircraft had better fly like a dream. Deborah Wang reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Shareholders may not hurt exec pay

New York Senator Charles Schumer is expected to introduce legislation today that would let shareholders vote annually on their bosses' pay. But Jill Barshay reports they tend to side with management anyway.
Posted In: Jobs

Obama wants cleaner cars by 2016

The Obama administration's new fuel efficiency standards will require vehicles to get at least 35 miles per gallon by 2016 and cost about $1,300 per car Automakers are expected to be on board. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto

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