Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shareholders of Chesapeake Energy are asking a judge to delay the company's annual meeting so they can get more information about their CEO's compensation and his personal financial interest in drilling natural gas wells. Chicago is getting ready for all the world leaders who will be in town for the big NATO meeting that starts today -- and for the busloads of people who will be coming into town to protest. What is a joint venture, and why is it worthwhile for companies? And Los Angeles sports fans -- and the Staples Center -- are flying high as three of the city's pro teams are in the playoffs.

Listen to the episode

From this Episode

Workers set up the Lakers court following a Los Angeles Clippers game before the game between the Utah Jazz the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande in Paris on May 15, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel has said she is committed to keeping Greece in the eurozone, even as the situation there worsens.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Empty baby beds stand in the maternity ward of a hospital.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Wal-Mart store signage is seen from the store. The company's profits were up higher than expected.
Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images
Wealth & Poverty
Scott Olson/Getty Images
Trucks with the natural gas industry drive through the countryside on January 18, 2012 in Springville, Penn.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference on May 16, 2012 at the Chancellery in Berlin.

Music from this Show

Browse the Show
David Brancaccio
Brancaccio david

About the Show

News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.