Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Wal-Mart announces its first quarter results on Tuesday. We look at what effect recent wage rises for Wal-Mart workers may have had on its bottom line. And the European Central Bank says it's going to front-load its bond buying stimulus going into summer. We look at what effect that has on the European markets. Plus, "Swatting" isn't a new prank, but new technologies are making it more common and more attractive to hackers. How big is the problem, and what are police departments and emergency call centers doing to fight it? 

Segments From this episode

Wal-Mart reports results after hiking workers' pay

May 19, 2015
Will the costs of Wal-Mart's much-publicized pay hike hurt its bottom line?

Swatting: not a new phenomenon, but the cost is rising

May 19, 2015
The prank's cost is going up for police departments and emergency call centers.

The Congressional Budget Office: staying above the fray

May 19, 2015
New CBO head Keith Hall has the tough job of keeping politics out of the agency.

PODCAST: American cars in Russia

May 19, 2015
401(k)s, the Congressional Budget Office, and the American car industry in Russia.

Supreme Court: employers must monitor 401(k) plans

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May 19, 2015
The ruling also makes it easier for employees to sue.

Airing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Wal-Mart announces its first quarter results on Tuesday. We look at what effect recent wage rises for Wal-Mart workers may have had on its bottom line. And the European Central Bank says it’s going to front-load its bond buying stimulus going into summer. We look at what effect that has on the European markets. Plus, “Swatting” isn’t a new prank, but new technologies are making it more common and more attractive to hackers. How big is the problem, and what are police departments and emergency call centers doing to fight it? 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC