May 14, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 14, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 14, 2010

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Congress to probe for real amount of spill at BP oil leak

May 14, 2010
Congress wants to determine how much oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico from the accident at the BP oil rig. Although BP has said 5,000 barrels a day were spilling from the well, new reports say it could be more than 10 times that amount.

GM, Google talk merging Android, OnStar

May 14, 2010
General Motors is in talks to merge Google's smartphone operating system with its OnStar network. The new technology would allow drivers to use their phones to start the engine or keep up with maintenance. Janet Babin reports.

Seniors take fitness to the playground

May 14, 2010
The gym can be an overwhelming place for the 65+ set, and more senior citizens are making it a point to keep in shape. Older Londoners have found another way to stay fit: a senior playground. Christopher Werth reports.

Senate approves new rules for credit-rating agencies

May 14, 2010
The Senate has approved an amendment to its financial reform bill that would increase regulation of ratings agencies, which have been spotlighted for their close-knit relationships with top banks. John Dimsdale reports.

More states join lawsuit against health care reform

May 14, 2010
Seven more states joined a lawsuit against the Obama administration's health care plan, making for a total of 21 states protesting the U.S. mandate to buy health insurance. Jill Barshay reports.

Reich: Big banks likely to stay too big to fail

May 14, 2010
The Senate's financial reform bill continues to take shape, and though some rules may change, some aspects of the financial industry may remain constant. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich talks to Stacey Vanek-Smith.
Robert Reich
Robert Reich

Businesses suffer in Bangkok protests

May 14, 2010
A near nine-week anti-government protest has stifled life in Bangkok's business district. Steve Chiotakis gets details from the BBC's Vaudine England.

Retail sales growth shows strong U.S. consumption

May 14, 2010
Strong retail and industrial figures out today are positive signs for domestic consumption.

Lexapro's incredible tax-dodging journey

May 14, 2010
Reporter Jesse Drucker follows the sale of a bottle of anti-depressant Lexapro to see if it's worth it for a company to dodge taxes.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC