May 19, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 19, 2008


Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 19, 2008

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Where shareholders fall in big deals

May 19, 2008
Yahoo and Microsoft are back at the table, but the stakes are more casual. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan describes the two kinds of shareholders you'll find in big deals and what happens when they fall through.

After aid comes uncertainty in China

May 19, 2008
Official and makeshift shelters are being set up throughout disaster zones in China, but there's little planning yet for what comes next. Scott Jagow talks to Jamila Trindle, reporting from China's Schezwan province.

Shoppers may not rely on Web

May 19, 2008
When it comes to buyers' decision-making process, the Web may still take a backseat to good old-fashioned human interaction. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into a report that says the Web may not be crucial for all shopping.

A booster shot for

May 19, 2008
Upping the competitive ante on sites like WedMD, Time Incorporated is relaunching Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the new site will try to gain an edge by giving users the ability to compare hospitals and doctors.
A stethoscope sitting on a laptop

U.S. follows up on BAE scandal

May 19, 2008
Two senior executives from British defense company BAE were searched and subpoenaed on a corruption case before being allowed to enter the U.S. Stephen Beard explains why the news may be embarrassing for the U.K. government.

eBay changes its feedback rules

May 19, 2008
Starting today, eBay's feedback forum will bar sellers from posting negative or neutral comments about buyers. Jill Barshay reports some are nervous about letting negative tirades go unanswered.

China donations may stir public interest

May 19, 2008
Donations of up to $1.3 billion have been pouring in for survivors of China's earthquakes. Many of those giving are from the country's urban class and students. Lisa Chow reports it may also show something grander.

Are dairy farmers milking consumers?

May 19, 2008
Like gas, the price of milk is at about $4 a gallon, and the U.S. government suspects price fixing might be to blame. Dan Grech reports why the Department of Agriculture thinks the Dairy Farmers of America may be spoiling themselves.

Together, we can work solo

May 20, 2008
Working at home may seem like an ideal convenience for a professional, but it can also get kind of lonely. Alex Goldmark looked into an event that aims to beat the freelancer blues by putting a bunch of them together.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC