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Jun 15, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 15, 2012

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This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone, we lay out the possible Monday morning scenarios. A barbershop quartet and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than you think.…

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National Conference of Mayors discuss jobs, infrastructure

Jun 15, 2012
City leaders have gathered in Orlando to discuss the state of the economy from the ground level.

Consumer agency nears release of complaints

Jun 15, 2012
With few regulatory teeth and partisan fighting over its budget, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carve out a role as a place people go to air financial grievances.

Can Nokia's freebies build brand loyalty?

Jun 15, 2012
Nokia puts giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University.

Popcorn subsidy up for debate in Farm Bill

Jun 15, 2012
An amendment in the current Farm Bill would keep government protection for popcorn crops. Popcorn is a tiny kernel in U.S. agriculture, but without the subsidy prices of your favorite movie snack could rise.

A guide to the Greek elections

Jun 15, 2012
This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone. The results will test global markets and Germany's pro-austerity resolve.

China to ask for environmental funding at Rio summit

Jun 15, 2012
Next week world leaders will meet for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development to figure out how to improve the well-being of people around the world without wrecking the planet in the process.

In Athens, uncertainty about weekend elections

Jun 15, 2012
The general election in Greece this weekend could shape the pace of the world economy for months to come. What will we know and what won't we know after the polls close in Greece Sunday?

How Greek elections will impact worldwide markets

Jun 15, 2012
The big story today is Europe and the upcoming Greek elections. Analysts are trying to make sense of what the results will mean for other markets around the world.

Coca-Cola to enter Myanmar

Jun 15, 2012
Coca-Cola is trying to get one step closer to buying the whole world a coke. This morning the company announced plans to re-enter Myanmar for the first time in more than 60 years.

PODCAST: Heat vs. Thunder and the limits of duct tape

Jun 15, 2012
This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone, we lay out the possible Monday morning scenarios. A barbershop quartet and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than you think.…

If the eurozone were a barbershop quartet

Jun 15, 2012
A singing group and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than one might think.

This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone, we lay out the possible Monday morning scenarios. A barbershop quartet and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than you think. Nokia puts giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University. With few regulatory teeth, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carve out a role as the place people go to air financial grievances.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC