May 30, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 30, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 30, 2011

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Virginia offers tax break for hurricane preparedness

May 30, 2011
Virginia says consumers can save up to $2.5 million in taxes buying generators, duct tape and other emergency gear. Critics say residents would've bought these supplies anyway.

Financial woes don't stop annual Cheese Rolling festival

May 30, 2011
In Gloucestershire, England, renegade cheese rollers hold an unofficial version of the age-old race that involves hurling yourself down a 600-foot hill after a block of cheese

PepsiCo aims to chip away at sodium content with Crystal Salt

May 30, 2011
The company that makes Lay's Potato Chips says it has developed a low-sodium chip that doesn't taste any less salty.

European leaders meet on next steps for Greece bailout

May 30, 2011
The EU and the IMF are investigating whether or not Greece is meeting conditions necessary to receive bailout funds

Candidate for IMF top job begins 'charm offensive'

May 30, 2011
The French Finance Minister, Christine Lagarde, is in Brazil today in an effort to win support for her bid to head up the International Monetary Fund

Senate mulls bill to thwart Internet movie piracy

May 30, 2011
The proposed bill would let U.S. courts force U.S. Internet companies to shut off access to foreign websites that allow the downloading of pirated movies

Subway adds avocado to sandwich menu

May 30, 2011
The national fast-food chain freshens up its foot-longs with avocado spread in a move to raise prices and "fresh" profile.
A man passes a Subway shop in New York City.
Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Will Greece get more bailout money?

May 30, 2011
After rough start, some question whether Greek policy makers can do what it takes to cut spending and pull the country out of financial straits.

Samsung asks court for early look at Apple iPad, iPhone

May 30, 2011
The electronics maker claims it must see Apple's next-generation devices to defend itself against future infringement claims

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC