May 14, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Low oil demand doesn't drive gas down

May 14, 2009
U.S. demand for oil has been low for the past few months. But with the price of a barrel of crude near $60, what will that mean for gas prices? Jennifer Collins reports.

Delaware bets on sports gambling

May 14, 2009
Delaware's governor is expected to sign a bill legalizing sports betting, which could bring in over $50 million a year to the state. John Dimsdale reports.

Is cutting car dealerships a wise move?

May 14, 2009
Chrysler is expected to announce it's cutting around 800 of its dealerships, and GM may soon follow suit. Is this a good idea for the carmakers? Rico Gagliano reports.

Why Sony's reporting a $1 billion loss

May 14, 2009
Sony is reporting its first annual loss in 14 years, to the tune of a billion dollars. The electronics giant expects to see more red ink next year. Scott Tong reports.

A look at carmakers' impact on jobs

May 14, 2009
Financial analyst Juli Niemann talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the automakers' restructuring will affect the pile up of jobless claims, and where people are shopping in this downturn.

A look at jobless claims and food costs

May 14, 2009
Standard & Poor's senior economist Beth Ann Bovino talks with Bill Radke about jobless claims and the rise in food costs.

New plan eases burden of foreclosure

May 14, 2009
The Obama administration has announced a new plan to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. Jeremy Hobson discusses the details with Bill Radke.

Addressing a widening opportunity gap

May 14, 2009
America may be called the Land of Opportunity, but growing disparities between rich and poor now limit economic advancement. Alan Milburn, a British government adviser on social mobility, talks with Bill Radke about how the U.K. is dealing with similar…

Library puts tools in people's hands

May 14, 2009
Bob Horton, manager of a tool library in Springfield, Mo., talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether we all really need our own stuff. His organization loans out everyday tools like power drills and lawnmowers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC