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May 10, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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In Frankfurt, from stocks to sausages

May 10, 2011
Thomas Brausse lost his job as a stock broker during the height of the financial crisis. Now he's feeding his former colleagues during their lunch breaks with traditional currywurst.

Emirates growth strains global pilot market

May 10, 2011
Emirates Airlines is profitable and growing. With $67 billion worth of planes on order, the Dubai carrier is shopping for lots of pilots.

Apple and Google testify on the Hill tomorrow

May 10, 2011
Lawmakers want to hear about their mobile privacy policies. It turns out not just retailers want data on you -- other kinds of companies do too.

The art of the elevator pitch

May 10, 2011
Students from all over the world were invited to give their 60-second elevator pitch via YouTube for MIT's annual entrepreneurial competition this year.

Update: Microsoft makes $8.5 billion Skype offer official

May 10, 2011
Microsoft has announced that it will buy Internet video and phone network Skype for $8.56 billion in cash.

China's trade surplus surged in April

May 10, 2011
China has reported a trade surplus of $11.4 billion, nearly four times greater than expected. Gareth Leather with the Economist Intelligence Unit says this news could impact U.S. and Chinese trade talks.

Skype-Microsoft deal: Keeping up with Facebook

May 10, 2011
U.S. software group Microsoft is in talks to buy Internet video and phone service Skype -- a move that could put Microsoft closer to its communications competitors.

Greece: Economists forecast default

May 10, 2011
Economist David McWilliams -- a former official in the Irish Central Bank -- believes a Greecian default is inevitable. But will Greece influence other indebted countries as well?

U.S. presses China on finance reform

May 10, 2011
China reported today that exports hit a record high last month. Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore and Company, explains how this news will impact trade discussions between the U.S. and China today in Washington.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC