May 11, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Euro drops after Europe bailout

May 11, 2010
The Euro dropped in global markets just one day after Europe announced a near-$1 trillion bailout. Continuing coverage from European correspondent Stephen Beard.

BP using problematic chemical to disperse oil

May 11, 2010
BP has bought a stockpile of a chemical called Corexit to use on the oil slick, a product that breaks up the slick into tiny droplets that sink underwater. Environmentalists worry the toxic material will hurt sea life. Jill Barshay reports.

Warehouse town locals fight to breathe

May 11, 2010
About 50 miles east of Los Angeles, Mira Loma, Calif. has a very active warehouse district and some of the worst air pollution in the country. Residents concerned for their health want to prevent more warehouses from cropping up. Caitlan Carroll reports.

BP, Transocean explain oil leak to Congress

Heads of BP, Transocean and Halliburton are on Capitol Hill this morning to explain to Congress what went wrong in the BP oil accident. A lot of finger-pointing is expected. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to John Dimsdale.
An oil boom is seen washed ashore as the rain and high wind make it difficult to lay the booms out so they stay in place in an attempt to protect sensitive areas from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Mullen approaches military like a business

May 11, 2010
Admiral Mike Mullen is using Facebook and Twitter to tap into the skill set of the young workforce of the military. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Reporter Jeff Chu about the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Olaf Blecker

Most expensive World Cup kicks off in a month

May 11, 2010
The World Cup kicks off in a month, and South Africa's built five new stadiums, a new airport and brand new roads. But even a $6 billion budget wasn't enough to ensure the soccer World Cup began on schedule.

Reuters launches Web video news service

May 11, 2010
Thomson Reuters launches a new Web video news service today with a business focus. The service is subscription only, and subscribers can shoot, edit and upload their own takes on the global economy. Eve Troeh reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC