May 18, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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N.J. governor eyes school funding cut

May 18, 2010
States across the U.S. are having to make some tough budget choices this year, including New Jersey. The state's Republican Governor Chris Christie came to power this year promising steep cuts across the board. Jeremy Hobson reports he's giving the voters exactly that.

Alcohol marketers high on digital media

May 18, 2010
You don't see many beer and liquor ads on primetime TV because the major broadcast networks and the alcohol industry have rules to limit them. But a new report says digital media have become a "wild west" for alcohol ads. Jeff Horwich reports.

Chrysler repays, but loss still expected

May 18, 2010
GM posted its first quarterly profits since 2007. Meanwhile, Chrysler paid back some of its loan to taxpayers. But the government says it still expects to lose money on the deal. Read highlights of the interview between Alisa Roth and Steve Chiotakis.

What role did gov't play in oil spill?

May 18, 2010
A tube is helping British Petroleum siphon oil from a broken pipe in the Gulf. BP says it is collecting about 2,000 barrels of oil a day. But as the company tries to control the spill, the focus turns to the government. Today Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar heads to Capitol Hill to testify before two Senate committees about the fatal explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

States spend big on importing coal

May 18, 2010
In the debate over climate change, we often hear the term "coal state." You might think they are states that produce coal. But a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says some of those states spend lots of money importing coal too. Sarah Gardner reports.

China convicts businessman bribe giver

May 18, 2010
A businessman who was at one point the richest man in China is on his way to jail. What's that mean for U.S. companies who want to invest in China? Read highlights of the interview between China correspondent Scott Tong and Steve Chiotakis.

U.S. opposes Europe hedge fund rules

May 18, 2010
European leaders meet today to talk about cracking down on hedge funds. The U.S. dominates the hedge fund industry and has already come out strongly against the European proposal. Stephen Beard reports that a general agreement has been reached by European ministers.

A look at housing permits, inflation

May 18, 2010
Peter Cohan, from Peter S. Cohan & Associates, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why building permits feel sharply in May and why we aren't seeing inflation.

Census data helps marketing to gays

May 18, 2010
For the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau is counting same-sex couples who self-identify as married, even in states where gay marriage is illegal. Nathan Bernier reports on what that information could mean for marketers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC