Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 5, 2009

EPA weighs measuring ethanol pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is weighing in on how to measure the eco-friendliness of renewable fuels like ethanol. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Oil

Maybe a textbook case for innovation

Will Amazon's new Kindle boost e-readership with the promise of a larger screen, loose-leaf size and flexibility? Some may be skeptical, but the device could bring innovation to the textbook industry. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Lebanon calling for better cell service

Lebanon's cell-phone industry uses a poor system shared by only three other countries in the world. To improve the quality of its telecommunications, the country is turning to private auctions. Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Science

Mafia suspected of ill-gotten green

Sicilian magistrates are investigating mafia ties to poorly-constructed wind farms in Italy. Concern about climate change is unlikely to be the gangsters' main motivation for investing in wind power. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime

Downgraded bonds junk up market

With profits down everywhere, many once investment-grade corporate bonds are quickly getting downgraded to junk. Jeremy Hobson explores where this can hurt the economy and why it's bad for the companies involved.
Posted In: Investing

Mexico still risks future flu outbreak

Mexican officials have given the OK for schools, government and business to reopen after a five-day shutdown. But whether swine flu has been successfully beaten will only be proven down the road. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health, Mexico

Banks will likely need cash to make it

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke expects the U.S. economy to bottom out and improve later this year if the financial sector continues to mend. Meanwhile, many banks are expected to need more cash to make it through the fallout. Tamara Keith reports.

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Just Expect
Copy
Postcards From Italy
Beirut
Cristal
Bajofondo
Dear God
Dudley Perkins