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Segments From this episode
Theories continue to circulate as to the reasons behind yesterday's wild ride on the Dow. But if this was truly a case of a "fat-finger" trade, this wouldn't be the first time. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely.
Germany's plan to help Greece out of debt came at a bad time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who went with the bailout to the chagrin of a majority of Germans. Merkel's party may pay for that decision at Sunday's election. Kyle James reports.
All three main political parties did worse than they were hoping in the U.K. elections, and will now have to form alliances in order to make a cohesive government. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets more from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Beyond Iron Man 2, Hollywood is coming out with 10 sequels this summer. And to take advantage of the foreign markets before they go World Cup crazy, Paramount decided to release Iron Man 2 overseas first. Jill Barshay reports.
About half a million census-takers are knocking on doors to round up the last of us who haven't submitted census forms. Mitchell Hartman got an audio snapshot of one worker who balances the part-time job with her full-time gig.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 7, 2010