Segments From this episode
The FCC wants more oversight of U.S. Internet carriers, which are providing service that is slower and more expensive than their counterparts abroad. Will this mean faster service right away? Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely.
Avis has joined Hertz in the race to buy Dollar Thrifty. The rental car industry is anticipating a better travel market this summer, and Thrifty would provide an in to the tourist sector. Alisa Roth reports.
Plans are underway to build a cargo warehouse at New York's JFK airport, the first in nearly a decade. This bodes well for the health of global trade, as JFK handles more cargo than most airports in the world. Jill…
Lawmakers are looking into how to fund unemployment benefits in the long-term. The current model is unsustainable; California alone is going from an unemployment tab of $7 billion last year to about $18 billion this year. Eve Troeh reports.
In light of the Gulf of Mexico incident, this is not the first time that Transocean, which built the faulty oil rig, has had safety issues. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard, who recalls the company's troubles in Britain.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 6, 2010