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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 30, 2013
May 30, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It's not China, but The Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter. Lawmakers in North Carolina consider a bill to ban certiain LEED environmental certifications on public projects. And will the factory collapse in Bangladesh help U.S. labor unions organize support? 

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Two years after the Partnership for Healthier America, have calorie counts decreased?

May 30, 2013
In 2010, 16 food and beverage companies promised to reduce calories as part of the First Lady’s Partnership for a Healthier America. Two years later, how have they done?

Timber industry goes after green LEED certification

May 30, 2013
The timber industry is challenging the sustainable forestry certification of the LEED green-building program state by state.

Will the Bangladesh factory disaster help U.S. labor organize?

May 30, 2013
Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.

Barry Diller looks to sell off Newsweek, 6 months after magazine goes all-digital

May 30, 2013
Media mogul Barry Diller, who runs Newsweek’s parent company IAC/Interactive Corp., says buying the publication was a mistake and is exploring a sale.

The Philippines tops China in GDP growth

May 30, 2013
Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It's not China, but the Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter.

Obama to announce expansion of mortgage modification program

May 30, 2013
With signs of vigor returning to the real estate market, it's easy to miss the other reality: Many people got stuck with terrible mortgages during the boom years and the Obama administration says they still need help.

Latin American art draws in millions at auction

May 30, 2013
Latin American art has been selling briskly at Sotheby's and Christie's auctions this month. What's drawing all the money and attention?

PODCAST: A 1.5 trillion calorie diet

May 30, 2013
1.5 trillion calories disappear. Latin American art rakes in millions at auction. And Newsweek is on the auction block again.

Terrorism concerns hinder public's access to toxic plant info

May 30, 2013
Associated Press reporter Jack Gillum discusses his investigation of ammonium nitrate facilities around the country and why authorities are hesitant to release location information.

Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It’s not China, but The Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter. Lawmakers in North Carolina consider a bill to ban certiain LEED environmental certifications on public projects. And will the factory collapse in Bangladesh help U.S. labor unions organize support? 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC