Marketplace for May 13, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for May 13, 2011

Junking junk food regulations

The Federal Trade Commission just announced new guidelines for food marketers. But do they have any teeth?

Protests could be decisive moment for Syria and Middle East

A government crackdown in Syria has caused a fierce uprising from citizens. It could be a pivotal moment for a country that's considered a lynchpin in the region.

Weekly Wrap: Greek debt crisis

Reviewing the week's news on Wall Street. This week: what the Greek debt crisis could mean for the rest of the Eurozone and the U.S., and what's ahead in insider trading cases.
Posted In: Wall Street

Facebook flubs Google smear campaign

The social network hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about Google's privacy problems. And got caught.

Consumers willing to spend at higher-end retailers

Earnings at chains like Macy's and Nordstrom are up and markdowns aren't as steep as they used to be.
Posted In: Retail

Tuxedo wars

The battle of the bow ties is on between Men's Wearhouse and upstart Joseph A. Bank.
Posted In: Retail

TV spending rises as audience slips

As the TV ad-buying event known as the "upfront" market kicks off next week, networks are confident that advertisers, if not viewers, are back.
Posted In: Entertainment

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Ms. Jackson [Explicit]
OutKast
Sweet Child O Mine
Vitamin String Quartet
Champions
Dan The Automator