Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 5, 2010

African economy preps for recovery

While the U.S. and European economies are still struggling, many countries in Africa appear to be recovering. Business and political leaders will check in on the situation at the World Economic Forum in Africa.

Uruguay conditions friendly for caviar

Although Russia is the traditional home of caviar, conditions are making it harder to raise sturgeon there. But one producer in Uruguay has proven its environment is one where caviar can prosper. Annie Murphy reports.
Posted In: Food

Ohio program could create 50K jobs

Ohio voters have OK'ed a ballot issue that could help lower the state's 11% unemployment rate. The program, which borrows millions to endorse emerging high-tech businesses, had wide support across party lines. Bill Cohen reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Online shopping starting to bank on fun

Entrepreneurs Melanie Moore and Susanne Greenfield wooed NYU's Stern School of Business with a business model for an online clothing site that focuses on the thrill of short-term auction. And Jeremy Hobson reports there's a growing trend here.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet

U.K. trading to open right after election

Tomorrow is election day in the U.K., and British investors will be allowed to trade on election results immediately after the poll closes. The vote is projected to raise a lot of business one way or the other. Stephen Beard explains why.

Ships try to steer clear of oil spill

The worst-case scenario for the BP oil leak might be even worse, with a potential 60,000 barrels spilling into the water. Ships passing through the Gulf are trying to avoid the spill, but the oil can be hard to see. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Oil

Climate bill slowed by Gulf oil leak

Construction crews continue to try to contain the Gulf oil leak this week, but they may not be able to cork another unlikely environmental casualty: a climate change bill that was heading to the Senate. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely.
Posted In: Oil