May 13, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 13, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 13, 2011

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Cyber security attacks can hit smaller businesses, too

May 13, 2011
It's not just the big companies who can suffer a security breach -- cyber thieves can attack small or mid-size businesses and cost a lot of damage.

Migratory bird causes construction disruption

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May 13, 2011
The Washington D.C. Department of Transportation had been constructing a footbridge over some railroad tracks when they came across an obstacle.

Michaels stores hit by debit card fraud

May 13, 2011
The fraud across 20 states highlights how debit cards are more vulnerable to fraud and financial loss than credit cards.

Moet Hennessy to make bubbly in China

May 13, 2011
The wine and spirits arm of France's LVMH luxury group announced yesterday it's planning its first vineyard in China to produce a premium sparkling wine.

A tale of two entitlements

May 13, 2011
The annual report on the health of Social Security and Medicare will update last year's predictions: that Medicare will run out of money by 2029 and Social Security will run out of money in 2037.

Facebook admits to hiring PR firm to target Google

May 13, 2011
Facebook admitted this week it hired PR firm Burson-Marsteller to start a campaign against Google, rallying journalists as "third parties to verify" claims that Google violates privacy.

German GDP rises by 1.5% in the first quarter

May 13, 2011
Stronger-than-expected economic growth in Germany may signal better futures for struggling European economies.

U.S. wages can't keep up with consumer prices

May 13, 2011
Jill Schlesinger of CBS/MoneyWatch explains today's Consumer Price Index news, and what that means for American consumers.

Consumer prices rise 0.4% in April

May 13, 2011
Rising gasoline and food prices continue to drive up the cost of living in April. Chris Low, chief economist with FTN Financial, takes a look at today's numbers from the Labor Department.

Uncertainty in regulatory leadership strains financial overhauls

May 13, 2011
New York Times reporter Binyamin Appelbaum explains how vacancies at the heads of financial regulatory agencies could impede overhaul implementation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC