May 20, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 20, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 20, 2011

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How NBA salaries might or might not affect a team's record

May 20, 2011
ESPN writer Larry Coon explains the salary cap in the NBA, and how that could affect a team's winning record.

Retail real estate improves, a little

May 20, 2011
Shoppers are returning to the malls slowly, which should provide for a better mood as the International Council of Shopping Centers meets this weekend.

Russia pushes ahead with nuclear expansion plans

May 20, 2011
While other countries pause to reconsider nuclear power in the wake of the disaster at Fukushima, Russia is forging ahead with its expansion plans, both at home and abroad.

Liberty Media bids for Barnes & Noble

May 20, 2011
The bookstore chain received a deal offer of $1 billion from Liberty Media Corp. Barnes & Noble began exploring a possible sale last year as competition increased.

Shell to build world's first floating natural gas liquifier

May 20, 2011
Royal Dutch Shell has given the go-ahead to construct the floating vessel which would cut costs by avoiding pipelines. The "Prelude" will be a natural gas processing plant longer than four football fields and more massive than any aircraft carrier.

2012 Olympic attendees vie for Bolt tickets

May 20, 2011
London's summer Olympics are more than a year away, but ticket requests are already flooding in to see Jamaican champion Usain Bolt. But with many tickets going automatically to sponsors, fans may not get to see the event.

What LinkedIn means for future tech IPOs

May 20, 2011
LinkedIn's IPO was a hit -- with it's share price rocketing up 100 percent in just one day of trading -- thanks in part to pent-up demand for shares in tech startups.

Does LinkedIn's IPO signal a tech bubble?

May 20, 2011
Chris Low, chief economist with FTN Financial, takes a look at yesterday's LinkedIn IPO, how it's trending today, and what it means for the tech industry.

Insurers begin to adapt to health reform law

May 21, 2011
In order to pay for the coverage they'll have to provide for those with preexisting conditions, health insurance companies have been trying to raise premiums by double-digits. Come fall, they won't be able to without approval.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC