Segments From this episode
The racing world is mourning the death of Eight Belles, the filly that broke two ankles after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby. Animal rights groups are protesting. Scott Jagow asks commentator Diana Nyad why it happened.
In November, radio station giant Clear Channel announced it would be taken private in a $20 billion leveraged buyout. Now, the banks that were to finance the deal want to back out. Dan Grech has more.
Higher prices for steel and copper are being blamed for the increasing unprofitability of offshore wind farms. A British firm that was going to build one now questions its viability. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Next week, the government releases its consumer price index for April, so we'll get to see just how high the cost of living has jumped, right? But economists aren't predicting a big jump in the cpi. Nancy Marshall Genzer asks why.
A new hedge fund is investing $125 million in Africa and the Middle East, areas where the fund managers say opportunities are huge. Sarah Gardner has more on whether this is a sign that Africa is the "last frontier."
Battered Citigroup has raised money from investors, laid off employees and sold off chunks of the business. It wasn't enough. Today the company announced it would sell off $400 billion in assets. Amy Scott has more.
Marketplace Morning Report for May 9, 2008