May 2, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 2, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 2, 2011

Segments From this episode

Was bin Laden's death worth the cost?

May 2, 2011
Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow for the Brookings Institution, analyzes Osama bin Laden's death and the budgetary toll on the U.S.

Can al-Qaida move forward without bin Laden?

May 2, 2011
Phillip Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission, explains the future of al-Qaida without its figurehead, and the U.S. investments in special operations.

Bin Laden's death may provide opening for new U.S., Pakistan relationship

May 2, 2011
Following the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, Dr. Farzana Shaikh -- author of "Making Sense of Pakistan" -- believes that the delicate financial relationship between the United States and Pakistan will change.

Exploring al-Qaida as a business operation

May 2, 2011
Exeter University professor Bill Tupman says the death of Osama bin Laden may not destroy al-Qaida's financing arm. That's because the group operates like a franchise company.

Investors pull out of safe investment on news of bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011
The dollar is up, and gold, oil and other commodities are down on the news of Osama bin Laden's death. Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist with Mesirow Financial in Chicago, explains.

Spending may get a boost from bin Laden death

May 2, 2011
As many celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, some Americans plan to spend more freely. But others expect to reign in future spending in case of another attack.

Will killing Osama kill the movement he inspired?

May 2, 2011
U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its murderous leader, Osama bin Laden.

Markets react to news of bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011
Markets jumped on the news that U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, but the prices of commodities such as oil, gold and silver fell.

Chicago suburb moves to ban grocery bags

May 2, 2011
The town of Evanston, Ill., is considering a ban on not only plastic bags, but paper bags as well. But the move could actually end up hurting environmental causes.

Bin Laden's death could cripple terrorist financing

May 2, 2011
The BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones explains how the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden could hurt -- but not maim -- the funding of the al-Qaida network

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC