May 28, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 28, 2012

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On Memorial Day, we take a look at ways to support the other 1 percent -- the less-than-1 percent of Americans who serve in uniform and those who have died in the line of duty. While low-fare airlines are struggling…

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A job is the best way to honor veterans

May 28, 2012
Veterans working on Wall Street help recruiters understand that military skills also apply to jobs in finance.

Spain seeks to rescue its big bad Bankia

May 28, 2012
The Spanish government is wrangling with how to rescue its troubled banks. The Spanish bank Bankia needs about $24 billion in new capital.

Low-fare airline carriers catch on in Southeast Asia

May 28, 2012
Southwest Airlines-style budget carriers are now growing in popularity in Southeast Asia. Some flights can cost as little as $20 to fly internationally.

PODCAST: A dip in olive oil prices and an economic forecast for sunny skies

May 28, 2012
On Memorial Day, we take a look at ways to support the other 1 percent -- the less-than-1 percent of Americans who serve in uniform and those who have died in the line of duty. While low-fare airlines are struggling…

Your economic predictions: Shadow or no shadow?

May 28, 2012
Last Groundhog Day we asked a couple economists to predict the economic future. Today we asked them to do it again.

Greece jumps, Spain slumps

May 28, 2012
Markets in Europe are mixed today: Greece is way up and Spain is down. Though both countries face major economic troubles, the level of uncertainty may be the key in determining their market variation.

Memorial Day kicks off summer shopping

May 28, 2012
Retailers gear up for summer shopping season. With graduation, Mothers Day and Memorial Day, May is one of the biggest shopping months of the year.

Olive oil price hits 10-year low

May 28, 2012
As if Europe didn't have enough on its plate, it now faces a big drop in the price of one of its biggest exports, olive oil. Seventy percent of the world's olive oil supply comes from Spain, Greece and Italy.

Rare earths plant in Malaysia stopped by protests

May 28, 2012
Despite their name, rare earths are common. And now countries besides China, like Malaysia, are exploring how to make money mining for the key component in electronics.

On Memorial Day, we take a look at ways to support the other 1 percent — the less-than-1 percent of Americans who serve in uniform and those who have died in the line of duty. While low-fare airlines are struggling to make money in the United States and Europe, airports across Southeast Asia have never been busier thanks in large part to budget carriers. With so many Americans off work and out of school, retailers are trying to turn Memorial Day into a shopping holiday. Lastly, we check in with a couple economists and ask them to predict the future.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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