May 29, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 29, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 29, 2009

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Chrysler plan will likely meet appeals

May 29, 2009
Chrysler is back in court after a marathon session last night. But some creditors and dealers are objecting strongly to the reorganization plan, and appeals look evident. Tamara Keith reports.

U.S. lags in protecting vital cyber info

May 29, 2009
President Obama announces a new government plan today to identify cyber threats and protect vital information from hackers, like military secrets and operating the U.S. electricity grid. John Dimsdale reports explores why we're particularly vulnerable.

For gold diggers, prospects are slim

May 29, 2009
Gold prospecting has become a popular thing to do in Southern California, even if just for fun. But even though the yields are meager, the process of mining for them is illegal in some areas. Rico Gagliano reports.

Germany needs more than exports

May 29, 2009
Last year, Germany shipped out $1.3 trillion worth of goods, which is more than China. So the collapse in international demand has hit its export industry hard. Brett Neely explores how poor sales have affected the country.

China can handle product placement

May 29, 2009
Ugly Wudi premiered in China last fall to huge ratings -- and even bigger product placement. But experts say Western marketers aren't committing a faux pas as far as Chinese viewers are concerned. Scott Tong reports.

Nuclear fusion can't come soon enough

May 29, 2009
A new multibillion-dollar nuclear facility fusion could bring us closer to the reality of carbon-free energy. But some say even if we bring the technology closer, it may already be too late. Sam Eaton reports.

Why Fiat may lose GM Europe bid

May 29, 2009
A meeting in Berlin today will determine which company Germany prefers for GM Europe. But Fiat says it's getting fed up with Gemrany's unreasonable financial demands. Stephen Beard reports that may help the other guy may win.

Less bad GDP is good

May 29, 2009
How anticlimactic is the revised GDP number? Not that much, says Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research in New York. He talks to Steve Chiotakis.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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