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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 6, 2013
May 6, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 6, 2013

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India's high court gives the go-ahead for what will be that country's biggest nuclear power plant. Budweiser releases a new bow-tie shaped can. And, remember the flash crash -- that day in May when one enormous futures trade triggered a terrifying stock market sell-off, sending the Dow down about five percent in minutes? Automated trading got a lot of the blame. Exactly two years later,  is the stock market safer today?

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Budweiser ties one on to boost sales

May 6, 2013
Bud releases a new can today shaped like a bow-tie and tests the theory that packaging alone can pay off.

Summer becomes the season for college prep

May 6, 2013
As getting into college becomes ever more competitive, more students are spending the summers creating fodder for college applications.

Could another flash crash strike the stock market?

May 6, 2013
On the two-year anniversary of the 'flash crash,' market watchers wonder if automated trading could lead to another meltdown.

You may soon have to pay for YouTube

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May 6, 2013
YouTube will reportedly start charging around $1.99 a month for certain channels -- not for the cats on skateboards, but high quality produced content.

The least flexible part of the Workplace Flexibility Act (for workers)

May 6, 2013
Critics say the Workplace Flexibility Act of 2013 isn’t about increased flexibility for workers, but about flexibility for employers.

Court approves controversial nuclear power plant in India

May 6, 2013
Though a judge in the case assured the public the new plant will be safe and is "necessary for the welfare and economic growth of India", nuclear power remains controversial in the country.

PODCAST: YouTubing for dollars? College prep for the summer

May 6, 2013
Could YouTube start charging? Summer vacation turns to college prep. And the least flexible part of the Workplace Flexibility Act.

Jobs are one thing, but what about credit?

May 6, 2013
One way to evaluate the health of an economy is to look at the jobs picture, which looks pretty rosy so far this spring. But there’s another sign to keep any eye on: the availability of credit.

India’s high court gives the go-ahead for what will be that country’s biggest nuclear power plant. Budweiser releases a new bow-tie shaped can. And, remember the flash crash — that day in May when one enormous futures trade triggered a terrifying stock market sell-off, sending the Dow down about five percent in minutes? Automated trading got a lot of the blame. Exactly two years later,  is the stock market safer today?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC