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May 18, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 18, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 18, 2009

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Wal-Mart electronics have room to beep

May 18, 2009
Wal-Mart is unrolling an expanded electronics section today that allows customers to play with gear previously under lock and key. The goal of the move is to snag former Circuit City customers. Janet Babin reports.

How helpful is the foreclosure help?

May 18, 2009
The Obama administration kicked off a plan three months ago to help people avoid foreclosure. Some program advocates say it's working, while critics complain the companies involved aren't serious about it. Tamara Keith reports.

Social Security crisis on the horizon

May 18, 2009
Social Security is losing billions and younger people working today could face benefit cuts in the future. Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about what the government can do to avoid a retirement disaster.

Indian stocks high on pro-business vote

May 18, 2009
Indian stocks jumped so high regulators had to close the market temporarily to give it time to breath. This is good news for an economy often blasted as slow on reforms. Scott Tong further explores what's behind the surge.

American Apparel suit means cheap ads

May 18, 2009
American Apparel has agreed to pay Woody Allen $5 million to settle a lawsuit. The filmmaker sued the retailer for suing his image without permission. Sally Herships reports on whether this is hurting or helping the company's business.

Home improvement improves profits

May 18, 2009
While the construction industry has collapsed, the do-it-yourself industry's picked up. And that means stronger earnings for Lowe's and Hope Depot. Jennifer Collins reports why the chains are doing well.

U.K. hopes clunkers perk up auto sales

May 18, 2009
Britain kicks off its cash for clunkers where drivers get $3,000 on a new vehicle if they trade one that's 10 years old. The U.S. is considering a similar plan with a bigger subsidy for car owners. Stephen Beard reports.

Leno's move could risk NBC advertising

May 18, 2009
At this year's upfront, where advertisers try to buy time on TV's next hits, many networks are hoping to pull business away from NBC on its risky decision to put Jay Leno on weeknights at 10 p.m. Sam Eaton reports.

Why India should matter to us

May 18, 2009
Why should we care about India's economy? Steve Chiotakis explores investing markets with Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC