Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Are high-top shoes losing their footing?

The Wall Street Journal's David Biderman talks with Steve Chiotakis about why more NBA players are switching to low-top sneakers from high-tops.
Posted In: Sports

Calderon's U.S. visit opens truck debate

Mexican President Felipe Calderon is beginning a two-day state visit to the U.S. He'll address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, meet with President Obama, and address Congress. One issue he'll bring up? Truckers. More specifically, why Mexican trucks aren't allowed to cross the border. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Worry over German's investment ban

In a surprise move, Germany has banned several types of investments. That news has European stocks down today -- and has banks worried that other restrictions could be on their way. Read highlights of the interview with Stephen Beard and Steve Chiotakis.

Euro crisis hangs over U.S., China

When it comes to imported goods, the weakening value of the euro means European consumers don't have as much spending power as they did four months ago. That effect reverberates all over the world, even affecting U.S. relations with China! Bill Marcus explains.

Thailand shaken by protest crackdown

The violence in downtown Bangkok has gotten worse over the last 48 hours. Demonstrators have been protesting the prime minister there, arguing the ruling government came to power illegitimately. But leaders of the anti-government protesters have surrendered to authorities -- a move that is sparking even more violence in the streets.

SEC pushes for stock circuit breakers

The SEC and other regulators say they still don't know what happened earlier this month when stocks crashed almost a thousand points in just a few minutes. Before bouncing back almost as fast. But regulators have come up with a new set of trading rules that they hope will prevent another flash crash.
Posted In: Wall Street

Greenville opposes burying CO2

"NUMBY" -- Not Under My BackYard. That's what Greenville, Ohio, residents told the U.S. government when it wanted to bury global warming emissions under the town. Sarah Gardner reports.

Workers: Red Cross mismanages blood

Some Red Cross employees will hold a press conference to say their organization continues to mismanage the nation's blood supply. Even after hundreds of blood recalls and $21 million in fines, Red Cross workers say things aren't getting better. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health

'Top Chef' serves online cooking lessons

There are lots of things we can learn from reality TV stars: How to sulk, preen, and milk every last bit from your 15 minutes. The producers of "Top Chef" are hoping you might want to learn something real -- like how to roast a chicken. And maybe even pay for the privilege. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Education, Food