Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

If you're looking for a safe place to park your money,  think Ford. Moody's has boosted the automaker's debt to investment-grade, giving a thumbs up to a long financial turnaround for the company. Today, struggling tech giant Hewlett-Packard will announce whether the company will shed tens of thousands its workers. With Memorial Day approaching, parents begin to consider summer plans and the value of camp for their kids. This week Target launched a line of Gay Pride T-shirts on its website in time for Gay Pride month in June which may help mend fences between the retailer and the gay community.

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Moody's upgrades Ford debt

A sign with the Ford logo is displayed in front of Ford dealership in Colma, California. Moody's has boosted the automaker's debt to investment-grade, giving a thumbs up to a long financial turnaround for the company.
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A sculpture is exhibited as part of the 'Animals On Bikes' tourist trail in Cumnock, Australia. This week, Australia took the top spot on the OECD's ranking of national well-being, making it the world's happiest country.
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Polls show more than 90 percent of Americans would like a label on food made with genetically modified crops. The Food and Drug Administration has declined to require GMO labeling, but 20 states are taking matters into their own hands.
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The U.S. Capitol Building at dusk in Washington, D.C. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office warned of a U.S. recession if lawmakers do not take steps to avoid the upcoming "fiscal cliff."
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.