May 7, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 7, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 7, 2010

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Markets look ahead after Dow plunge

May 7, 2010
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.
A stock prices on a news ticker in Times Square
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Greek bailout could hurt Merkel's party

May 7, 2010
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.

U.K. parties all lose on election results

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.
British opposition Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg speaks to the media after returning to the Liberal Democrat headquarters in London -- May 7, 2010.
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Hollywood banks on summer sequels

May 7, 2010
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.

A day in the life of a census-taker

May 7, 2010
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.

Economy adds 290K jobs in April

May 7, 2010
The Labor Department said 290,000 jobs were added to the economy in April. Marketplace takes a deeper look at this number with reactions from our top analysts.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC